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BREAKING: IGP Replaces Abba Kyari, Appoints Disu As New Police IRT Head

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BREAKING: IGP Replaces Abba Kyari, Appoints Disu As New Police IRT Head

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has approved the posting of Tunji Disu, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team.

Disu’s appointment follows 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.

A statement on Monday by the police spokesman, Frank Mba, titled, ‘IGP appoints DCP Tunji Disu as Head, Police Intelligence Response Team,’ said the positing was with immediate effect.

The statement said, “The IG 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 in the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices”.

Prior to his appointment, Disu, a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad Lagos State, was the DCP, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

He was also a former Commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the African Union Peace Keeping Mission in Dafur, Sudan.

The new IRT head holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Lagos State University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State.

Ayomide Ayano

A writer, communicator, Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Christian.

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