The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, on Monday appointed DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) replacing Maiduguri born former detective DCP Abba Kyari.
Disu replaced suspended DCP Abba Kyari, who was indicted by the notorious Nigerian international fraudster Hushpuppi in the American FBI’s investigation of a $1.1m fraud of a Qatari businessperson. Just like Kyari, Disu is also a celebrity cop who is quite popular on the microblogging platform, Twitter.
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Disu, aside from using his Twitter platform to respond to urgent security matters, also got admiration due to his sense of humour, which he exhibits while engaging with his numerous followers.
While serving as the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad in Lagos state, Disu became the delight of the public due to what many perceived as his proactiveness in addressing several security issues and the reform of the unit under his watch.
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Here are some things to know about him;
- Disu was born in Lagos Island and had his post-primary education at Mayflower Junior School, Ikenne, Ogun State
- He also attended Pobuna Secondary Grammar School, Epe; and Saint Gregory’s College, Lagos
- He obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English (Education) at the Lagos State University
- Post-graduate Diploma in International Relations and Strategic Studies at Lagos State University
- Master’s in Public Administrations at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State.
- He joined the Nigerian Police in 1992 as Cadet ASP and was trained at the Nigeria Police Academy, Kaduna.
- While he was Commander of RRS in Lagos state, Disu trained officers under his watch on Emotional Intelligence, De-escalation of crisis, and De-escalation of crisis, Anger Control, and Management.
- RRS under his watch also operated ‘Hot spot Policing’ through which the patrol vehicles of RRS are placed at strategic locations considered to be a black spot.
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