Asante-Apeatu gets 2-year tenure extension as IGP

General News of Wednesday, 9 August 2017



IGP, David Asante Appeatu (L), President Akufo Addo (R)

The tenure of the Inspector General of Police, David Asante- Apeatu has been extended by two more years information making the rounds suggests.

The police Chief attains the mandatory retirement of 60 on August 15, 2017 but sources indicate that he will be going for two more years meaning he will be due for retirement in 2019.

David Asante- Apeatu who is a ballistic and forensic expert is the 28th person to hold the position of IGP.

Profile of David Asante-Apeatu

COP 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 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 gazette Firearms Examiner and also a gazetted Controlled Drug Analyst.

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

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.

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.

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.

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