Nana Addo names COP David Asante Apeatu as new IGP

IGP Apeatu
David Asante Apeatu is Inspector General of Police (IGP)

President Nana Akufo-Addo has named Commissioner Of Police (COP) David Asante Apeatu as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The new IGP takes over from John Kudalor, who served as the IGP under the Mahama administration for about a year.

The president made the announcement on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 moments after the outgone IGP called on him to bid farewell.

Here is a short profile of the newly sworn-in IGP, David Asante Apeatu.

Roles held by the new IGP 

  • Director General Research & Planning of the Police service
  • He was once the Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) .
  • In 2007 he was appointed Director of the Specialised Crime and Analysis (SCA) Unit at the INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon France.
  • Internationally, he had worked at the Sarajevo Police Academy as an Instructor in Human Dignity, Police Ethics and Criminal Investigations under the auspices of the United Nations Task Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1997 to 1998.
  • He was the team leader in a successful homicide investigation under the request of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNAMIL).
  • He is currently the team leader in the ongoing investigations into the mass murder of more than 50 people, mostly West African nationals, in The Gambia.
  • In Ghana, he was the Lead Investigator in the serial killing of more than 30 women that led to the arrest of a culprit who had been prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to death.
  • Under the supervision of Mr Asante-Apeatu and based on intelligence, the CID successfully conducted an operation that resulted in the seizure of 588 kilogrammes of cocaine with the street value of about $38 million.

By Martin Asiedu-Dartey||Ghana

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