DCP Tunji Disu replaces suspended Kyari as IRT head

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Deputy Commissioner of Police, Tunji Disu has got approval to replace the suspended DCP Abba Kyari as Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Kyari has been in the eyes of the storm since he was indicted in a multi-million dollars fraud by Hushpuppi and syndicate.

Called the super cop, he was suspended in view of an investigation launched into his indictment by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).

Before his suspension, Kyari who hailed from Bornu served as the IRT head.

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba approved the posting of DCP Disu as the new IRT head August 2.

“The posting of the officer is on the heels of management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the Unit for better service delivery,” a statement by Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer clarified.

It added: “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 Masters 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.”

The statement said Disu’s posting is with immediate effect.

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