The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Monday approved the posting of Tunji Disu, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, to replace Abba Kyari as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
This follows the decision to suspend Kyari, who is under investigation for alleged collusion in a $1.1 million Internet fraud perpetrated by a suspect, Abass Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
A statement signed 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.