John Kudalor finally retires as IGP [Photos]

The Ghana Police Service on Friday [February 3], held a pulling out parade for its retired Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor.


Mr. Kudalor retired from service two weeks ago, after more than two decades of serving in the service.


The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Defense Staff, Air Marshall Samson Oje, and the Heads of other state security agencies.

Mr. Kudalor was appointed by former President, John Dramani Mahama to the position in an acting capacity in November 2015. He was later confirmed IGP in February 2016.



Mr. Kudalor in his remarks thanked the government, both past and present for their support, and called on the public to support the acting IGP, David Asante Apeatu to effectively discharge his duties.


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, January 25, named COP David Asante-Apeatu as the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) after John Kudalor went to the Flagstaff House to bid the president farewell.


Role/Positions held by the new IGP 

  • Director General Research & Planning of the Ghana Police service
  • He was once the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the service.
  • In 2007 he was appointed Director of the Specialised Crime and Analysis (SCA) Unit at the INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon France.
  • Internationally, he had worked at the Sarajevo Police Academy as an Instructor in Human Dignity, Police Ethics and Criminal Investigations under the auspices of the United Nations Task Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1997 to 1998.
  • He was the team leader in a successful homicide investigation under the request of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNAMIL).
  • He was the team leader in investigations into the mass murder of more than 50 people, mostly West African nationals, in The Gambia.
  • In Ghana, he was the Lead Investigator in the serial killing of more than 30 women that led to the arrest of a culprit who had been prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to death.
  • Under the supervision of Mr Asante-Apeatu and based on intelligence, the CID successfully conducted an operation that resulted in the seizure of 588 kilogrammes of cocaine with the street value of about $38 million.


By: Franklin Badu Jnr/