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The new Commissioner of Police for Rivers State, Mr. Olatunji Disu, has called for the support and collaboration of the general public in the fight against crimes and criminality in the State.
Disu made the call yesterday during his median briefing with journalists on assumption of office at the Police Headquarters, Port Harcourt. The police boss also expressed his dedication in implementing proactive policing strategies and community-oriented approaches to ensure a safer and more secure Rivers State.
Disu is succeeding CP. Nwonyi Emeka, who has been redeployed to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
Narrating the commissioner’s personal data, the Rivers State’s police spokesperson, SP. Grace Iringe-Koko, said: “Born on April 13, 1966, in Lagos State, CP Disu has an illustrious career within the Nigeria Police Force since joining as a Cadet ASP in 1992 at the prestigious Nigeria Police Academy Kaduna Annex.
“His academic accomplishments include a Bachelor’s degree in English (Education), a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations and Strategic Studies, an Advanced Diploma in Forensic Investigation and Criminal Intelligence, a Master’s in Criminology, Security, and Legal Psychology from Lagos State University, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State.”
Iringe-Koko revealed that “Disu has served in various key positions across the nation, including OC antifraud, State CID Katsina; Aide de Camp to the former Governor of Lagos State; Training Officer at the NPF Peacekeeping Department, leading the contingent during the Darfur crisis; Divisional Police Officer in Owo and Ikare in Ondo State; head of Special Anti-Robbery Squads in Oyo and Ondo States.
“Notably, he previously served in Rivers State in capacities such as Anti-Kidnapping Squad leader, Divisional Police Officer in Elimbu and Elelenwo, Commander SARS, and Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigations Department.”
She continued that Disu, later served as Commander, Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Head of IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and Principal Staff Officer to the 21st indigenous Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, PhD, and NPM, bring a wealth of experience to his new role