Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba announced Tunji Disu as the new Deputy Commissioner of Police and as the new head of police Intelligence Response Team on Monday night.
This came after the suspension of Abba Kyari over alleged bribery by Hushpuppi.
The suspension of Kyari was premised after US Department of Justice involved him in a fraud case in which Hushpuppi claimed to pay bribe to arrest one of his accomplice.
Hushpuppi had alleged that he bribed Kyari to arrest and jail “one of his rivals in Nigeria after a dispute over a $1.1 million scam on Qatari business people”.
But Kyari denied any wrongdoing, saying he never collected money from Hushpuppi.
However, Police spokesperson, Frank Mba said Disu’s appointment is to fill the leadership vacuum within the IRT and refocus the unit for better service delivery.
Olatunji Disu, born on 17 April 1960 in Lagos State, Nigeria is a Law enforcement agent and police officer.
He was appointed the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in 2021.
Tunji Disu attended Mayflower Junior School, Ikenne, Ogun State, Pobuna Secondary Grammar School, Epe and Saint Gregory’s College, Lagos for his primary and secondary education.
He obtained a Bachelors degree in English from Lagos State University and a post-Graduate Diploma in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lagos State University.
Tunji Disu studied a certificate in Personal Protection from the United Kingdom and has a Master in Public Administration at Adekunle Ajasin University, (AAU) Akungba, Ondo State.
Tunji Disu joined the Nigerian Police in 1992 as a Cadet ASP at the Nigeria Police Academy, Kaduna.
In 2005, Tunji Disu led the Nigeria Police contingent on African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS).
Tunji Disu served as the officer in charge of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Ondo, Oyo and Rivers State.
He served as the Aide-De-Camp to the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and later as the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.
Tunji Disu was the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State between 2015 and 2020.
He was credited with reforming, rebranding and repositioning the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) as the model security outfit within Nigeria and Africa.
Tunji Disu was promoted from the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ASP) to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DSP) in April 2019.
Disu was the Directing Staff at the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano and National Chairman of the Nigerian Police Judo Association.