ACCRA, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana has extended the tenure of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) David Asante Apeatu by two years after he reached the retirement age of 60.
The President appointed Apeatu as the acting IGP on Jan 25, 2017 shortly after he took office, after the exit of his predecessor, John Kudalor.
Appeatu, who had served as Director of the Specialised Crime and Analysis (SCA) Unit at the International Police Organization (INTERPOL) Headquarters in Lyon, France, holds a Masters’ Degree in Chemistry from Russia’s 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 gazetted Firearms Examiner and also a gazetted Controlled Drug Analyst and has performed various assignments in and outside Ghana, including a spell 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 also the team leader in Homicide Investigation at the request of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNAMIL) and also led investigations into the mass murder of more than 50 people, mostly West African nationals, in The Gambia.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK