Former BNI boss reassigned to National Security Ministry

BY: Jasmine Arku
Minister of Information, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid
Minister of Information, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid

The former boss of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Mr William Kwasi Appiah has been reassigned to the Ministry of National Security.

A statement signed by the Minister of Information, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, said the reassignment is part of changes within the national security outfit made by President Akufo-Addo.

The Director General of the Research Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Rasheed Seidu Inusah, has been appointed to replace Mr Appiah, the statement said.

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The Deputy-Director General of the Research Department of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Mr Peter Nyarko Opata has thus been appointed to take Ambassador Inusah’s place at the Ministry.

Meanwhile, security sources have told Graphic Online that a photograph taken of former President John Mahama’s visit to Mr Koku Anyidoho on Wednesday while in custody at the BNI could be the reason for Mr Appiah's reassignment.


The security sources explained, that judgement to allow a photo of a suspect in custody is a serious security breach and a poor judgment on his part.

They say while the former president has every right to visit him, photo ops was a “no, no”.