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Shake Up In Police – Cephas Arthur And 31 Others Reassigned


Another shake-up in the police top hierarchy has hit the Service barley a month after a similar move.

This time around, David Asante Apeatu, Inspector General of Police, (IGP) has moved 32 officers of the Service in what has been described as the fastest reshuffle among the high echelons of the Service.

An internal memo dated October 15, 2018 according to, said the reassignments take immediate effect.

Former Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Police Service and District Commander at East Legon, Superintendent Cephas Arthur per the memo is now the Director for the Mamprobi District.

DCOP Simon Yaw Afeku, Director-General (DG) in charge of Operations is now the Director-General in charge of ICT at the Ghana Police Headquarters.

The Police Service last month made 14 re-assignments within its hierarchy but per the memo, all those whose were affected by the re-assignments then should stick to the latest development.

“This posting supersedes this Headquarters posting dated 28th September, 2018,” the internal memo added.

DCOP Patrick Adusei Sarpong, who was the DG, L&P, per the memo, is now the Regional Commander for the Ashanti Region.

DCOP G. Owusu-Boateng, former second in command in the Ashanti Region moves as the Regional Commander for the Brong Ahafo Region while DCOP Edward J. Oyirifi-Akrofi, former second in command in the Northern Region heads to Tema as Commander.

DCOP Francis Ebenezer Doku, who was the second in command in the Volta Region, is now the substantive Volta Regional Commander.

DCOP Kwaku Boadu-Preprah currently the second in command in Tema is now the second in command in the Ashanti Region.

Others District directors have also been transferred to other places.

Some districts that have had their directors sent elsewhere includes: Kpesie, Tarkwa Division, Kaneshie Division, Agona Swedru Division, Walewale, Nkawie, Amasaman, Damango, Tolon among others.

By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson with Additional files from

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