President Akufo-Addo extends IGP’s tenure

Accra, Aug. 8, GNA –
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the tenure of the Inspector
General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante Apeatu, by two years, after reaching
the retirement age of 60, the Ghana News Agency has learnt.

The President
appointed Mr Apeatu as the Acting IGP on January 25, 2017, after the exit of
his predecessor, Mr John Kudalor.

The GNA, hereby,
submits a brief profile of Mr Apeatu.

Mr David Asante
Appeatu served as the Director of the Specialised Crime and Analysis (SCA) Unit
at the INTERPOL Headquarters in Lyon, France.

He holds a Masters’
Degree in Chemistry from the Kharkov State University in Russia and is a
trained Forensic Scientist in various disciplines such as Document Examination,
Firearms and Ballistics, and Controlled Drug Analysis.

He is a Government
of Ghana gazetted Firearms Examiner and also a gazetted Controlled Drug

Mr Asante-Apeatu
has performed various assignments in Ghana as well as outside Ghana.

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 was 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.

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 Homicide Investigation at the request of the United Nations Mission
in Liberia (UNAMIL).

He was the team
leader in investigations into the mass murder of more than 50 people, mostly
West African nationals, in The Gambia.


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