Abba Kyari Replaced by Tunji Disu

By Taye Ige August 2, 2021

Newwavereporters have gathered that the controversial and embattled Nigerian “super cop”, DCP Abba Kyari, has been replaced with DCP Tunji Disu by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.

This announcement of swift replacement was conveyed in a press statement by the police spokesman, Frank Mba, on Monday, August 2, 2021, who quoted the IGP stating that “the posting of the officer is on the heels of Management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and refocus the Unit for better service delivery”.

IGP appointed DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

He replaces DCP Abba Kyari who was suspended following a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indictment.

Recall that Kyari was linked with Ramon Abbas a.k.a. Hushpuppi, a Nigerian facing trial for fraud in the United States of America.

The statement read in part, “the IGP has 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”.

According to the statement, Disu was formerly Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State.

He was also the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.


Tunji Disu previously served at the State CID, Rivers State as the Deputy Head of the Unit.

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

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

He attended several professional courses including 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 Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Course at the University of Lagos, amongst others.

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.

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