IGP asked to proceed on leave as new acting IGP is appointed

IGP asked to proceed on leave as new acting IGP is appointed

- The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu has been asked by the president to proceed on leave

- The announcement by the president follows his pending retirement on August 14, 2019

- Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh has been asked to act as the new IGP

President Akufo-Addo has asked the IGP, David Asante-Apeatu to proceed on leave with immediate effect.

According to the statement from the presidency, Deputy IGP Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh is to act as IGP until a substantive IGP is appointed in accordance with the constitution.

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In a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, President Akufo-Addo expressed gratitude, thanking the IGP as he announces his leave from office.

"The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, on Monday, July 22, 2019, directed the Inspector General of Police, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, to proceed on leave," the statement read.

"The President thanked him for many years of service to the country, and wished him well in his retirement," the statement added.

President Akufo-Addo has however asked Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh to act as the interim IGP.

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The out-going IGP, David Asante-Apeatu prior to the president's announcement is set to go on retirement on August 14, 2019.

He has served in many capacities in the Ghana Police Service and was made the IGP when Akufo-Addo won power in 2016.

Meanwhile, Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has vented his anger on the CID concerning their investigation of Charles Bissiw.

Mr Martin Amidu has said Charles Bissue has not been cleared of corruption allegations levelled against him by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

His comment is contrary to claims by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, which, according to Mr Amidu, had no jurisdiction of the matter.

Mr. Bissue was alleged to have taken a GHC35,000 bribe to help a make-believe mining firm ORR Resource Enterprise, circumvent all the necessary protocols pertaining to small-scale mining.

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