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Abdulai Bashiru Dapilah Is Deputy EOCO Boss

President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Lawyer Abdulai Bashiru Dapilah as the Deputy Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).

His appointment takes effect from July 20, 2023 and was announced in a letter signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante, Secretary to the President.

The appointment is pursuant to Section 13(1) and (2) of the Economic and Organised Crime Office Act 2010(act 804).

Lawyer Abdulai Bashiru Dapilah succeeds Mr. Charles Nana Antwi who attained the mandatory retirement age earlier this month after working with EOCO since 2017.

The new appointee, until his elevation was the Head, of the Organised Crime Unit of EOCO since 2018.


Lawyer Abdulai Bashiru Dapilah joined EOCO in August 1998 as Assistant Controller/Assistant Staff Officer and rose through the ranks until his current position.

He is a product of the Ghana Law School, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Ghana, Legon, T. I. Ahmaddiyya Secondary School in Kumasi and the 5. Wa Secondary School.


Presentation on Setting up an Intelligence Unit for a Small/Medium Size Organisation, FBI National Academy, June 2018

Presentation on Prevention and Control of Economic Crime in Ghana, FBI Re-trainer Program, Zambia, September 2019

Presentation on Response of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to the Government’s Anti-Corruption Policies under the Fourth Republic of Ghana. Institute of Distance Learning (IDL), KNUST, August 2011.

Presentation on Purview of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) Act 2010, Act 804, KNUST, 2012.


Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) Collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Nigeria in the Fight Against Cyber Crime and Serious Crimes – Abuja, Nigeria, June 2023.

4th Global Conference on Transnational Vehicle Organised Crime, Lyon, France, May – June, 2023

The 13th Regional Conference and AGM of Heads of Anti- Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa, Seychelles, May 2023

FBI National Academy Re-trainer Program, Zambia, September 2019

FBI National Academy March to June 2018, United States of America.

International Law Enforcement Academy, April 2017, Botswana.

Financial Crime Scenes and Electronic Evidence, U.S. Embassy, Accra, December 2011, Accra.

Course on Banking and Finance for Financial Crime Investigation, Accra, 2010

Accounting and Finance for Non-Finance Managers, Accra, November, 2007

Training in Assets Recovery, Serious Fraud Investigation and Prosecution, (SFO, UK) London, December, 2006

Advanced Course in Financial Crime Investigation, by CID, Ghana Police Service Training School, July 2006, Accra.

Investigative Interviewing and Investigation Management by Crown Agents – GIMPA / Accra, March 2001 etc.


Committee on Law Enforcement Agencies and Banking Communities (COCLAP), Bank of Ghana.

Revenue Assurance Compliance Enforcement (RACE), Ministry of Finance.

Import Declaration Forms Audit Committee (IDF), Ghana Revenue Authority.

Inter-Agency Committee on Illicit Financial Flows Committee, Ministry of Finance.

Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa, GIABA.

United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

Scheme of Service Committee, EOCO.

Condition of Service, EOCO.

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