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General News Thu, 30 Aug 2007

Four Top Cops Retired

Manfo, Akrofi, Yakubu, Tandoh, Avuyi Exit
... Date of birth change did no help

The Police Council after meeting last Friday finally concluded to retire four top police officers whose retirement in the Ghana Police Service had long elapsed but were still at post on contract.

The four included the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Dr. Kofi Kesse Marfo, the Accra Regional Commander, DCOP Douglas Akrofi Asiedu aka charge, the Commander of the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit, ACP Victor Tandoh and the Kaneshie Divisional Commmander, Madam Fati.

Meanwhile the Director-General of Police in charge of Operations, DCOP Jonathan Yakubu who was supposed to have retired on April 17 has left the Service to begin serve with the United Nations in Liberia.

The Inspector General of Police has as well directed 16 other officers of the ranks, Commissioners, Assist Commissioners and Chief Superintendents to proceed on their compulsory retirement.

The Chronicle gathered that the Lone Ranger in the Police Service, Supt Paul Avuyi, the District Commander of Jasikan has voluntarily gone on Retirement after enduring years of frustrations, fighting alleged injustice in the Police Service.

Dr. K. K. Manfo's (pictured) petition to the Police Council last year that his original date of birth was July 21, 1950 and not July 23, 1947 as he had previously inserted personally in his records in the Service, failed to fly.

Dr. Marfo, a high profile officer who recently survived a scare over his son's suspected implication in a UK bombing incident despite the controversy that erupted on his birth date, was recognized as a great police officer.

He was the Accra Regional Commander, crime, and was reduced drastically until he was promoted to head Police Operations at the Police headquarters. For a very long time he was the only police officer with a doctorate degree in Africa until this record was broken by one other African.

Schools attended include, Achiase L.A Middle School, Nkwanta Training College, University of Ghana.

Some of the certificates he held include B.A(Hons), M.A/M Phil and Doctor of Philosophy.

The exit of DCOP Akrofi would be a great joy for some members of the opposition parties, the Committee for Joint Action (CJA), some student bodies and a section of the press since he has been a thorn on their flesh.
The CJA for instance has publicly castigated him for restraining them on some occasions when they decided to embark on demonstrations.
He is currently battling with this paper in court over allegations against him which he claims are libelous.
Nevertheless he has been able to hold the front remarkably after he took over from ACP Jonathan Kofi Boakye. Crime, in the region is currently down. ACP Yakubu joined the Services in 1947. Since then he rose through the ranks to the position of Deputy Commissioner.
He was the Nima Divisional Commander and was subsequently transferred to head Tema Region after which he was sent to the Police Headquarters to take over from ACP Kofi Boajkye when he was asked to proceed on leave.
So far he has been able to take over, recently he moved in to Kumasi when information was rife that Ashanti Region was now on top regarding crime.
Since then latest statistic indicates that reported cases of crime in the region has reduced from 47 robbery cases in 15th May to June 17 to 15 cases from 18th june to July 20.
ACP Tandoh would be missed by all for his humility in addressing motor accidents, since he assumed that position he has sensitized the public about traffic road regulations and precautions to avoid accidents.
He would always move in personally to accident spots to put his expertise to play.
Supt Avuyi became a hero when he stated in a petition to the President that the Police Service was sick in the mid 90s He was demoted from the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), however, he was vindicated by the Archer Commission that was set up to investigate his Statement. The recommendations were largely adopted as most of his statements were recommendations to help the Service move ahead..
Supt Avuyi's 34 years in police service has seen modest contributions in the service by him.
In 1999, he initiated and facilitated a British High Commission funding for a scooping study on police service records management restructuring project.
In 2001, he went to the United Nations International Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) office in Accra to arrange funding for a child protection-training course for junior officers, which is ongoing.
In 2002 at the height of violent crimes, he facilitated arrangements for sponsorship by the Metro TV for a crime prevention education programme, dubbed, "the police and you" and he was the brain behind the creation of a records centre or archives at the basement of the police headquarters building.
He was the initiator of the development of a strategy for encouraging the growth of neighbourhood watch schemes which saw about 50 inspectors selected from all the police regions on crime prevention neighbourhood.
He has been a critic of the previous IGPs whom he served but for now has never made any attack on the current IGP.
He retired immediately he returned from the African Union Peace Keeping in Darfur, Sudan.
Now the position of Deputy IGP in charge of Operations is obviously up for grabs but this position is the prerogative of the government. Now the candidates include, Paul Quaye, Adu Gyimah, Brakatue, Arthur, and S.B Mettle since they are all Commissioners.
Police authorities have failed to respond to questions pertaining to the order to proceed on retirement issue on the grounds that it was an internal issue.

Manfo, Akrofi, Yakubu, Tandoh, Avuyi Exit
... Date of birth change did no help

The Police Council after meeting last Friday finally concluded to retire four top police officers whose retirement in the Ghana Police Service had long elapsed but were still at post on contract.

The four included the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Dr. Kofi Kesse Marfo, the Accra Regional Commander, DCOP Douglas Akrofi Asiedu aka charge, the Commander of the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit, ACP Victor Tandoh and the Kaneshie Divisional Commmander, Madam Fati.

Meanwhile the Director-General of Police in charge of Operations, DCOP Jonathan Yakubu who was supposed to have retired on April 17 has left the Service to begin serve with the United Nations in Liberia.

The Inspector General of Police has as well directed 16 other officers of the ranks, Commissioners, Assist Commissioners and Chief Superintendents to proceed on their compulsory retirement.

The Chronicle gathered that the Lone Ranger in the Police Service, Supt Paul Avuyi, the District Commander of Jasikan has voluntarily gone on Retirement after enduring years of frustrations, fighting alleged injustice in the Police Service.

Dr. K. K. Manfo's (pictured) petition to the Police Council last year that his original date of birth was July 21, 1950 and not July 23, 1947 as he had previously inserted personally in his records in the Service, failed to fly.

Dr. Marfo, a high profile officer who recently survived a scare over his son's suspected implication in a UK bombing incident despite the controversy that erupted on his birth date, was recognized as a great police officer.

He was the Accra Regional Commander, crime, and was reduced drastically until he was promoted to head Police Operations at the Police headquarters. For a very long time he was the only police officer with a doctorate degree in Africa until this record was broken by one other African.

Schools attended include, Achiase L.A Middle School, Nkwanta Training College, University of Ghana.

Some of the certificates he held include B.A(Hons), M.A/M Phil and Doctor of Philosophy.

The exit of DCOP Akrofi would be a great joy for some members of the opposition parties, the Committee for Joint Action (CJA), some student bodies and a section of the press since he has been a thorn on their flesh.
The CJA for instance has publicly castigated him for restraining them on some occasions when they decided to embark on demonstrations.
He is currently battling with this paper in court over allegations against him which he claims are libelous.
Nevertheless he has been able to hold the front remarkably after he took over from ACP Jonathan Kofi Boakye. Crime, in the region is currently down. ACP Yakubu joined the Services in 1947. Since then he rose through the ranks to the position of Deputy Commissioner.
He was the Nima Divisional Commander and was subsequently transferred to head Tema Region after which he was sent to the Police Headquarters to take over from ACP Kofi Boajkye when he was asked to proceed on leave.
So far he has been able to take over, recently he moved in to Kumasi when information was rife that Ashanti Region was now on top regarding crime.
Since then latest statistic indicates that reported cases of crime in the region has reduced from 47 robbery cases in 15th May to June 17 to 15 cases from 18th june to July 20.
ACP Tandoh would be missed by all for his humility in addressing motor accidents, since he assumed that position he has sensitized the public about traffic road regulations and precautions to avoid accidents.
He would always move in personally to accident spots to put his expertise to play.
Supt Avuyi became a hero when he stated in a petition to the President that the Police Service was sick in the mid 90s He was demoted from the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), however, he was vindicated by the Archer Commission that was set up to investigate his Statement. The recommendations were largely adopted as most of his statements were recommendations to help the Service move ahead..
Supt Avuyi's 34 years in police service has seen modest contributions in the service by him.
In 1999, he initiated and facilitated a British High Commission funding for a scooping study on police service records management restructuring project.
In 2001, he went to the United Nations International Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) office in Accra to arrange funding for a child protection-training course for junior officers, which is ongoing.
In 2002 at the height of violent crimes, he facilitated arrangements for sponsorship by the Metro TV for a crime prevention education programme, dubbed, "the police and you" and he was the brain behind the creation of a records centre or archives at the basement of the police headquarters building.
He was the initiator of the development of a strategy for encouraging the growth of neighbourhood watch schemes which saw about 50 inspectors selected from all the police regions on crime prevention neighbourhood.
He has been a critic of the previous IGPs whom he served but for now has never made any attack on the current IGP.
He retired immediately he returned from the African Union Peace Keeping in Darfur, Sudan.
Now the position of Deputy IGP in charge of Operations is obviously up for grabs but this position is the prerogative of the government. Now the candidates include, Paul Quaye, Adu Gyimah, Brakatue, Arthur, and S.B Mettle since they are all Commissioners.
Police authorities have failed to respond to questions pertaining to the order to proceed on retirement issue on the grounds that it was an internal issue.

Source: Ghanaian Chronicle