Ag IGP Egbetokun Appoints CP Disu As Principal Staff Officer PSO

Ag IGP Egbetokun Appoints CP Disu As Principal Staff Officer PSO

The acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has appointed Commissioner of Police Tunji Disu as his Principal Staff Officer.

According to sources, quoting the police bulletin release today, Friday, 23rd of June, 2023, CP Disu new appointment is expected to resume with immediate effect.

CP Tunji Disu, before his latest appointment, has been the Commander of the the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) where he distinguished himself and performed exceptionally.

Before that, he was the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), an anti-crime outfit set up by the Lagos State Government.

CP Disu was born on April 13, 1966, Disu is a graduate of English Education from Lagos State University (LASU) and the holder of two master’s degrees: one in Administration from Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State; and the other in Criminology, Security, and Legal Psychology from Lagos State University.

The commander of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) Tunji Disu who was promoted to the rank of a commissioner of police, March 2023 by the Nigerian Police Service Commission.

Police boss Disu was born in Lagos Island, Lagos state on April 13, 1966, he is 57 years old, joined the Nigeria Police on May 18, 1992. Disu has served severally as DPO in Ago Iwoye (Ogun State), Ikare (Ondo State), Owo (Ondo State), Elimbu and Elelenwo, both in Rivers State. He was also Officer in Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and anti-kidnapping in River State.

He was SARS commander in Ondo, Oyo and Rivers States. He was also second in command (2IC) State Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Rivers States. CP Disu attended Holy Cross Cathedral primary school and completed his primary school education at Mayflower Junior School in Ikenne, Ogun State in 1979. He also went on to Pobuna Secondary Grammar School in Epe, and St Gregory’s College, Lagos where he finished his secondary education in 1985.He later gained admission to study English (Education) at the Lagos State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Education in 1990.

He obtained a post-graduate Diploma in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lagos State University, and a certificate in Personal Protection from the United Kingdom. Disu holds two master’s degrees in Public Administration and also in Criminology, Security, and Legal Psychology from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (2010) and Lagos State University (2022) respectively. He has also attended different professional courses within and outside Nigeria including Small Arms Smuggling Training in Botswana, Internet Fraud Training at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Strategic Leadership Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Forensic Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Course at the University of Lagos, amongst others.

He served as the commander of the Lagos State Rapid Respond Squad (RRS) between June 13, 2015, to August 2021. While in RRS, Disu named his officers ‘The Good Guys’, a move that helped reform officers to enforce the law responsibly, yet remain friendly to citizens while carrying out their activities. CP Disu served as the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

On August 2, 2021, Usman Alkali Baba, the inspector-general of police (2022), appointed Disu as the new head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), a position previously held by Abba Kyari. In July 2022, Usman Alkali Baba, the inspector-general of police commended the Disu-led Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Squad (FIB-IRT) for recent successes, which includes the arrest of a fraud syndicate specialized in breaching bank accounts of individuals and corporate bodies. DCP Tunji Disu was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police in March 2023 by the Nigerian Police Service Commission.

Disu’s achievement didn’t stop there. He also won the silver medal on Sunday, July 31 2022, at the 33rd U.S. Open Judo Championship where he contested in the minus 100 kg category of the veteran division. He is a third dan black belter in Judo with many medals.

Since becoming a judoka in 1986, he has won one gold medal at the national sports festival in 1990 in Bauchi, two gold medals at the Nigerian police games and a silver medal at the armed forces and police games. In November 2021, Disu won another gold medal at the first veteran championships organised by the Nigerian police.He is formerly the Chairman of Lagos State Judo Association and currently the patron of the Nigerian Police Judo Association.

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