The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has posted Tunji Disu, a Deputy Commissioner of Police to head the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) from where Abba Kyari was suspended over his trouble with the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI) in America.
A statement today, August 2 by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba said that 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 statement said that 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.
It said that he had also previously served at the State CID, Rivers State as the Deputy Head of the Unit and 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 that the posting is with immediate effect.