Former RRS commander Tunji Disu replaces Abba Kyari as head of police IRT

Tunji Disu RRS commander

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has approved the posting of former commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Mr. Disu’s appointment follows the suspension of DCP Abba Kyari who is under investigation for allegedly collecting bribe from suspected internet fraudster Ramon Abba, popularly known as Hushpuppi.

The posting, according to a statement by police spokesman Frank Mba “is on the heels of Management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the Unit for better service delivery.”

Mr. Mba added that the IGP has charged the new head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the unit, while assuring citizens that the team will remain focused on the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices. 

Prior to his new appointment Disu, 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.

Disu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Lagos State University (LASU) and a master’s degree in public administration from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State.

He has also attended several professional courses both at home and abroad.

His posting as head of IRT is with immediate effect.