Kudalor Bids Farewell as President Akufo-Addo Names New IGP

Kudalor bids farewell as President Nana Addo appoints Asante Apeatu as new IGP…

IGP John Kudalor has said his final goodbye to President Nana Akufo-Addo as he leaves office today. The President today, appointed COP David Asante Apeatu as the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).

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Kudalor bids farewell to Akufo-Addo after serving for two years as Ghana’s Inspector General of Police. The 61-year-old Police chief visited the President at the Flagstaff House on Wednesday morning to bid him farewell. Mr. Kudalor was appointed by former President John Dramani Mahama to the position from an acting capacity in November 2015.

New IGP, DCOP Asante Apeatu is a Masters’ degree holder in Chemistry from the Kharkov State University in Russia and a trained Forensic Scientist in various disciplines such as Document Examination, Firearms and Ballistics, and Controlled Drug Analysis.

See Roles played by the new IGP 

  • Director General Research & Planning of the Ghana Police service.
  • He was once the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the service.
  • 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 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 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.