AAUA: AAUA alumnus replaces Abba Kyari as Head of Police Intelligence Response Team

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, on Monday evening approved the posting of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Disu’s appointment comes on the heels of the suspension by the Police Service Commission of the former head of the IRT, Abba Kyari.

Kyari is under investigation by the Nigerian Police Authority after he was indicted by United State Department Of Justice in connection to an alleged $1.1m internet fraud perpetrated by serial internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas(Hushpuppi).

Frank Mba, Police spokesperson in a statement on Monday evening noted that 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 on the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.

before he was appointed 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 DaDarfurSudan.

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 news of the appointment was made via a press release which AAUA INSIDER got a copy from that which can be seen below

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.

2. 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 on the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.

3. Before he was appointed 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 Darfur, Sudan.

4. 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.

Congratulations to AAUA.

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  • Agbelusi Samuel is a campus journalist, writer, red carpet host, political and sport analyst. A political science student that covers news and politics beats for AAUA INSIDER.

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