The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has replaced the disgraced and suspended DCP Abba Kyari, Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) with another officer.
The new officer is DCP Tunji Disu. He is to take charge of the IRT outfit and expected to regularly brief the IGP.
Meanwhile, 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.
The posting of the officer is on the heels of the police authorities’ decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the unit for better performance and service delivery.
A statement signed by the Force Spokesperson, DCP Frank Mba, stated that the IGP has charged the new Head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the unit; even as he assured Nigerians that the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.
DCP Disu 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.
The statement said, “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.
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