- …assures the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its professional mandate
The Nigeria Police Force on Monday announced the appointment of DCP Tunji Disu as the new head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) following the suspension of the former leader of the team, DCP Abba Kyari.
Kyari was suspended after he was linked to $1.1million transnational internet fraudsters, as a “serious risk defendant”.
His suspension was announced on Sunday following the IGP approval.
In a statement signed and made available to the media by CP Frank Mba, the public relation of officer of the force, the new head of the team, Disu’s appointment is with immediate effect.
The statement read; IGP APPOINTS DCP TUNJI DISU AS HEAD, POLICE INTELLIGENCE RESPONSE TEAM
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has today, 2nd August, 2021 approved the posting of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT). 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.
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.
His posting is with immediate effect.
CP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER