NigeriaPoliceFour Things About Tunji Disu, the Man Who Replaced Abba Kyari

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Monday, appointed a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Tunji Disu, to head the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

The appointment of Disu was announced by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, in a statement, adding that it was with immediate effect.

Disu’s appointment came on the heel of the suspension of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

Kyari is under investigation after being indicted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for his alleged relationship with the fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.

Strategic Positions He has Served

He was the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad between 2015 and 2020.

He has served as the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Department of Operations at the Force Headquarters.

He previously served as the Deputy Head of the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Rivers.

Also at the international leve, he has served as the Commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the African Union (AU) Peace Keeping Mission in Dafur, Sudan.

Academic Qualifications

Tunji Disu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lagos State University (LASU) and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State.

Professional Courses

The new IRT Boss has also attended several professional courses, both in Nigeria and international. Some of them included 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 Investigation and Criminal Intelligence Course at the University of Lagos, to mention a few.

Professional Organisation

Tunji Disu is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, and Chattered Institute of Personnel Management among other professional bodies.


Bada Yusuf Amoo (Correspondent)

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