The commander of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Policd, DCP Tunji Disu, has won a silver medal in a Judo competition in the United States.
Disu won the medal in the 33rd US Open taking place in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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Disu was born in Lagos Island, Lagos State, on the 13th of April 1966.
Disu holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the Lagos State University (LASU) and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State.
He has also attended several professional courses both at home and abroad, including Small Arms Smuggling Training in Botswana; Internet Fraud Training at 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.
He joined the police on May 18, 1992 and will be due for retirement in 2026.
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, appointed Disu as the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), on August 2, 2021 following the suspension of DCP Abba Kyari.
Former RRS commander
Disu is a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos State where he led a team that made several arrests of criminals, especially fraudsters.
He was at a time the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
2ic SCIID in Rivers
Disu had also previously served at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Rivers State, as the second in command of the unit.
Peace Keeping team lead
He was also a former commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the African Union (AU) Peace Keeping Mission in Darfur, Sudan.
Member of police bodies
He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations and Chattered Institute of Personnel Management, amongst other professional bodies.