Tunji Disu has taken the role of Abba Kyari, who was tied to fraud.
Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has named Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Tunji Disu as the new head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, according to NG Times Online News (IRT).
Tunji Disu was reportedly chosen as IRT head to replace Abba Kyari, who was suspended over the weekend following a probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation into his alleged role in the sharing of $1.1 million loot by internet scammer Hushpuppi (FBI).
According to the IGP, Tunji Disu’s assignment follows Management’s determination to address a leadership void inside the IRT and refocus the Unit for better service delivery.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has today, 2nd August, 2021 approved the appointment of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team,” the Force Police Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, said in a statement (IRT).
“The IGP has charged the new Head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the Unit.
“He also assured citizens that the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.
“Prior to his appointment as the new Head of the IRT, DCP Tunji Disu, a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State, was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
“He had also previously served at the State CID, Rivers State as the Deputy Head of the Unit. He was also a former Commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the African Union (AU) Peace Keeping Mission in Dafur, Sudan.
“DCP Disu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Lagos State University (LASU) and a Master Degree in Public Administration from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State.
“He has also attended several professional courses both at home and abroad: Small Arms Smuggling Training in Botswana, Internet Fraud Training at the Cambridge University, UK, Strategic Leadership Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Forensic Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Course at the University of Lagos, amongst others.
“He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations and Chattered Institute of Personnel management, amongst other professional bodies”.
Meanwhile, NG Times Online News can reliably report that the IGP Baba stated that Tunji Disu’s appointment is effective immediately.