The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu, has made significant changes at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and other departments of the Ghana Police Service.
The current Director-General of the CID, Commissioner of Police (COP) Mr Prosper Agblor, has been moved to head the Special Duties Department as Director General, while his deputy, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dennis Ako-Dem Abade, has also been moved to the Special Duties Department.
A statement signed by Mr Asante-Apeatu and released in Accra last Friday said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Bright Oduro, who is the Director General in charge of Welfare, has now been appointed Director General of the CID.
According to the statement, ACP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah, the Deputy Director General of the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) Bureau, has now been appointed the Deputy Director General of the CID.
Before being appointed to her new position, she had headed the Police Command and Staff College, before being transferred to the Ministries Divisional Police Command and thereafter appointed Deputy Director General of the PIPS Bureau.
Seventeen other senior police officers have also been posted to other departments in the Police Service with immediate effect.
Chief Superintendent Paul Sampson Kontomah, who is in charge of Regional Crime in the Central Region, has been moved to the CID Headquarters in Accra, while Chief Supt Mr Eric Ken Wilful has been moved from the CID Headquarters to the Projects Unit in Accra, with Supt Benjamin Affisah being moved from the Police Headquarters to the CID Headquarters.
Supt Mrs Alice Awarikaro of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) at the Ministries Police Station has been moved to DOVVSU at the CID Headquarters, with Supt Philip Kwaku Atsiasa moving from the CID Headquarters to be in charge of the Police Protocol Division at the Police Headquarters in Accra, while DSP Mrs Sophia Eva Ennim of the Court Unit in Accra goes to the Madina Divisional Command to head the DOVVSU.
DSP Solomon Korli, the Secretary to the former IGP, goes to the Legal Department at the Police Headquarters; DSP Mr Daniel Yao Dzansi, who is in charge of Crime in Suhum, takes over as the Head of the Crime Unit in Domaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo Region, while ASP Mr Daniel Turkson of the Police Headquarters takes charge of the Kotobabi Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTU).
ASP Mr Simon W. Setorglo Police Headquarters (Operations) moves to the PIPS Headquarters Accra; ASP Mrs Cecilia H. Appiah-Ampofo moves from the Police Headquarters to the International Relations Department (IRD) in Accra; ASP Lydia Otu Nyarko moves from the Police Headquarters to the Police Hospital, while ASP Mr Bruce Nii-Nanka of the Police Headquarters moves to the Joint Operations Centre (JOC), also at the headquarters.
ASP Mr Gariba Basomi moves from the Police Headquarters to the Court Unit of the Accra Region; ASP Mr Stephen Antwi, who is in charge of Crime in Nkawkaw, goes to Suhum, while ASP Ms Agnes Boafo of the Police Headquarters moves to the Court Unit of the Accra Region.
The statement said there would be more postings and reshuffling of senior police officers in the coming days.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, named Mr Asante-Apeatu as the acting IGP.
That was after the former IGP, Mr John Kudalor, had gone to the Flagstaff House to bid the President farewell, having officially retired from the service.
Mr Kudalor was appointed by former President John Dramani Mahama to the position in an acting capacity in November 2015 and was later confirmed as IGP in February 2016.