H.E Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo has named the former Director General of the Ghana Police CID, COP David Asante Apeatu as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP).
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Apeatu takes over from John Kudalor whose tenure expires in February.
The President announce his decision when the outgoing IGP called on him to bid him farewell at the flagstaff house.
- David Asante Apeatu holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the Kharkov University in Russia
- He was also the former Director General in charge of research
- He served as the Director of specialized crime and analysis (SCA) unit of the Interpol in France
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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 kilograms of cocaine with the street value of about $38 million.
Daniel Apeatu 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.
He was the team leader in a successful homicide investigation under the request of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNAMIL).