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COP Kofi Boakye retires from Ghana Police Service

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The Head of the Legal and Prosecutions Division of the Ghana Police Service, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye has retired from the Ghana Police Service.

The famous police officer retired on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, when he turned 60.

The former Ashanti Regional Police Commander retires after serving the nation for 30 years in the police service.

In honor of COP Kofi Boakye, a ceremony was held for him on Wednesday with family, friends and top security officials including IGP George Akuffo Dampare bidding him farewell.

The officer who was popularly known as Commander One will be remembered for his commitment to fighting crimes in the country.

Notable among them was in 2005 when he led officers from the Accra Regional Command to apprehend the notorious armed robber, Ataa Ayi, and some members of his gang, making him a household name across the country.

His time as the Ashanti Region’s police chief was one that instilled fear in the heart of many robbers’ because of his dynamic approach to fishing out criminals in the community.

His administration made several notable arrests of wanted criminals in Kumasi and its environs.

The officer was noted for his strong views, making controversial arrests of musicians including Kwaw Kese, Shatta Wale and former Local Government Minister Maxwell Kofi Jumah.

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