IGP gets set to retire. Will he get contract extension?

He was appointed to the position in an acting capacity in January when President Nana Akufo-Addo assumed office on January 7, 2017.

He was appointed to the position in an acting capacity in January when President Nana Akufo-Addo assumed office in 2017.

He was later confirmed as the substantive IGP after the formation of the Council of State.

As the experienced forensic expert gets set to bow out of active service, there are reports that his contract may not be extended as was the case for his three immediate predecessors.

Under former presidents John Evans Atta Mills and John Mahama, extending the contracts of retiring IGPs was the norm.

Paul Tawiah Quaye, Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan and John Kudalor all had two years contract extension.

The Herald newspaper, quoting multiple sources in the Flagstaff House and the Police Service, said President Nana Akufo-Addo has decided not to extend Asante-Apeatu’s stay in office with a contract offer.

The pro-opposition newspaper said the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department, COP Bright Oduro, is trying to catch the eye of the Flagstaff House through raids on the homes of former government officials.

If the convention established over last eight years is anything to go by, IGP Asante-Apeatu will be given a two-year contract to continue his mandate.

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