The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has appointed DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT)
The appointment of the officer was sequel to the police management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the unit caused by the suspension of the former IRT head, Abba Kyari, who is under investigation for alleged collusion in a $1.1 million Internet fraud perpetrated by a suspect, Abass Ramon, commonly known as Hushpuppi.
Force spokesman, Frank Mba announced Disu’s posting in a statement on Monday.
Mba said the Police took the decision to “refocus the IRT for better service delivery”.
Baba charged the newly appointed officer to bring his professional competence to the new role.
Disu was formerly Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State.
He was also the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Disu 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.
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 attended several professional courses including 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, among others.