Refund moneys to failed police recruitment applicants – IGP Dampare told

The chair and leader of the CPP party, Nana Akosua Frimponmaa, has appealed to the IGP to as a matter of urgency, to investigate the recruitment process into the Ghana Police Service that was done last year.

She also implored on the IGP to ensure that the amounts of money paid by the failed applicants are refunded to them to enable them to keep body and souls together.

In her New Year message to Ghanaians, she noted that these applicants spent their meagre resources to undergo the process.

Therefore, it is only appropriate that the moneys are paid back to them after failing to recruit them.

“I will like to commend the IGP for the work he has done so far since he came into office but I have one appeal to him.

“Recently, we all saw the number of people who applied to enter the Police.

“These young ones paid huge fees but weren’t recruited and so my appeal to him is to investigate this matter and refund their moneys to them,” she said.

6 armed robbers arrested, five others killed in gun battle with Police

Operatives of the Ghana Police Service have gunned down five armed robbers in a gun battle, with six others arrested.

According to a statement by the law enforcement agency on Thursday, Jan. 6 2022, the five were killed during a series of special Anti-Robbery intelligence-led operations carried out throughout the country in the past 48 hours.

The Police further revealed that similar operations are being undertaken in various parts of the country, including the Northern and Western North Regions.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has ordered the immediate interdiction of five police officers for allegedly extorting 500 cedis from a driver after reportedly planting marijuana (weed) in his car.

This incident came to light after the driver who gave his name as Taminu Yahaya was seen in a viral video summoning the police officers to a River god.

Narrating his ordeal, the driver said that on January 2, 2022, he was heading to Asaamankese to buy car tyres when he was stopped by a police patrol team to conduct a search.

According to him, they planted the illicit substance in his car and accused him of attempting to conceal it in the back seat of his car. The driver said he denied the accusation but the ruthless wouldn’t listen.

They handcuffed him, assaulted him and demanded 500 cedis from him before letting go.

Watch the video below

In other news, a driver and a Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) officer have been caught in a viral video fighting dirty in public. READ MORE HERE

Y3n Gye Bio!! We Won’t Take Bribes From Ghanaians Again – Police Service Promises IGP [Video]

In a new video that has gone viral on social media, the Ghana Police Service promises the Inspector General of Police that they would rehabilitate their tarnished image, which has tarnished the Police Service’s integrity.

There has been some law and order under the leadership of new police chief Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, as his actions against some celebrities brought some sanity to social media.

The service is progressively capturing the hearts of the public under the leadership of the new Inspector General of Police.

The new shuttle service has aided in the transportation of police officers as well as pedestrians who are looking for a ride.

The frequent collection of bribes on the road and at their stations has become a nightmare for Ghanaians, particularly drivers.

Well, that seems to have been addressed as a new video shows some police officers pledging not to take bribes again.

In unison, a group of officers could be seen chanting “Yen Gye Biom” which translates to English as we won’t take gain.

Watch The Video Below:

IGP storms Zuarungu after armed robbers kill two police officers

The Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has visited families and colleagues of two officers who met their untimely demise in a shoot-out with armed robbers in Zuarungu in the Bolgatanga East District of the Upper East Region Wednesday night.

Constables Emmanuel Akowuah and Adam Suley are said to have lost their lives as they responded to distress calls of a robbery attack on a shop at the Zuarungu Market.

The robbers upon seeing the police officers on their patrol motorbike shot at them, hitting the fuel tank which exploded and burst into flames.

According to a police situational report, Constable Adam Suley was partially burnt by the flames.

Rifles of the deceased officers are said to have been taken away by the robbers

IGP Akuffo Dampare, in the company of members of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), visited the crime scene on Thursday morning to assess the situation.

He also visited families of the officers and the chief of the area to commiserate with them.

It was an emotional moment as colleague officers could not be consoled as they shed uncontrollable tears when the IGP visited them at post.

He assured the entire residents of Zuarungu and its environs of police protection.

Meanwhile, officials have put an unnamed ransom on the head of the robbers, who are perceived to be of Fulani extraction.

The sitrep announced that an intelligence-led operation to arrest the robbers has been launched.

An Angel From Heaven: Chilling Account Of How IGP Dampare Saved A Dying Father In Traffic

The Inspector General Of Police George Akuffo Dampare is in the news again for no obvious reason other than his angelic gestures. Since his appointment as inspector general of the Ghana Police Service in July 2021, Mr. Dampare has received enormous praises for his potent show of compassion towards the ordinary Ghana.

A young lady {named withheld} who shared her story with ace broadcaster Caleb Kudah has expressed overwhelming joy over what she termed as an angelic intervention by the Police Chief in saving the life of his dying father.

According to what MyNewsGhana.Net read, the Police Chief came across the young lady in heavy traffic while she was driving her weak father to the hospital. It was all Joy when she realized how the Inspector General Of Police managed to get her sick father to the hospital as early as necessary without her noticing the identity of her God Sent Angel was.

Read her chilling story as seen by MyNewsGhana.Net Below:

I had called to check on the state of her father. And ‘Caleb, Dampare saved my father’s life o’ was the first response when I asked ‘how is he?’.
‘Why, is the IGP your dad’s friend?’ No, he is not. So how did you meet him and how did he save your dad’s life? The account goes as follows.

Her father’s otherwise stable medical situation was fast deteriorating. He had become stiff – couldn’t talk nor walk with a flavor of diarrhea. Panicking, she did the unthinkable.
The traffic on the Spintex road was mad! So she drove in the middle of the road – jittery! Any delay, she feared would be a denial of her dad’s life. That is if he had any chance at life.

But she was stopped in her tracks! Someone in the company of police men asked her what was wrong. She tried to signal her interrogator that she had an emergency.
Relax. She was told. Certainly, she failed to communicate. But she repeated her fruitless attempt at communicating her pressing situation.

My friend relax. This time, it was an order. When she managed to calm down and her situation was properly relayed, the man asked the police dispatch ahead of him to rather lead her to the hospital.

An angel must have lost his way in heaven to provide her light in her darkest moment on the hottest hour of a really bright day. But there was a challenge.
The drivers only gave way to the police dispatch ahead. By the time it gets to her, they blocked her.
The police upon noticing her struggle, took over the driving. Luckily they got to the hospital in time. And it took these same police officers to help carry him out of the car. Her father was stabilized. A call came through the police.

She was asked if everything was ok. She responded in the affirmative.

This man then advised her to call the ambulance next time she has an emergency instead of take things into her own hands. He expressed his best wishes and they said their goodbyes.
It was after the call that the officers with her asked, do you know who you spoke to?
No. She answered! Well, that was the IGP Dr. George Akufo Dampare! She tells me she was gobsmacked.
She had heard in her words, a lot of hype around the IGP that he is working, he is working.
But she hadn’t seen anything special bia! Today, she has been overwhelmed by the wave of refreshing professionalism and servant leadership the Ghana Police Service is blowing over the country under Dr. George Akufo Dampare’s watch.

She said, you are the one who writes plenty English. Please write for the world to know so they give him all the support he needs. He saved my father’s life.

Me: we all can’t wait for every boot shined by our taxes, to carry a heart of compassion like that of Dr. Dampare.
We can’t wait for every gun-wielding uniformed man fed by our taxes, to look out for us and watch our backs as displayed in this story instead of the opposite.
While we wait for that day, it is not out of place to let the backbenchers know, we are cheering them to the finish line of their pledge to serve with integrity by celebrating the sterling examples of their torchbearers. It’s not out of place.

Meet IGP Dampare Beautiful Wife and Children [Photos]

President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Friday, sworn into office Dr George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive Inspector-General of Police (IGP). 

The ceremony took place at the Jubilee House in Accra.

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare, personnel from the various security agencies, and other high profile personalities graced the occasion.

Also present was Dr Dampare’s wife, Anita, and their six children; five males and a female to share in his joy.

The adorable mother and children beamed with smiles as they posed for the camera with Dr Dampare who wore his police uniform, adorned with medals.

Mrs Dampare was spotted in a flowery dress with her short dreadlock hair and slight make-up to complement her looks.

COP Dr Dampare was appointed as Acting IGP effective from August 1, 2021, to replace James Oppong-Boanuh who was due for retirement.P

Dr Dampare is now the 23rd IGP of the country and the youngest since independence.

The 51-year-old, until this appointment, was the Director-General in charge of Administration at the Ghana Police Service.

Dampare awaits to be sworn in as substantive IGP today

  • Akufo-Addo is expected to swear in COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive IGP
  • The swearing-in ceremony is expected to take place today Friday, October 8, 2021 COP Dampare has been acting IGP since August 1, 2021

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to swear in COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive IGP today Friday, October 8, 2021. According to a report filed by, the president will seal by ending Dampare’s acting role as the Inspector General of police.

The president’s confirmation of Dampare will come as a joy to a lot of Ghanaians who are well pleased with his work since he took over the position on August 1, 2021. earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo has announced that he would soon confirm the acting Inspector General of Police(IGP), George Akuffo Dampare fully.

His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah and Dr George Dampare

In a report filed by, the president said he has so far vindicated his decision to appoint him as the acting IGP after James Oppong Boanuh. Akufo-Addo seems pleased with the performance of Dampare in his acting position.

“He has so far vindicated my decision to appoint him,” President Akufo-Addo said. Dampare appointed when as IGP On August 1, Dr. Greorge Akuffo Dampare begun to serve as the acting after he was appointed on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. 51-year-old Dr. Akuffo Dampare became Ghana’s 30th IGP and the youngest acting IGP to be appointed in the Fourth Republic and the eighth youngest since Ghana gained independence. Prior to his new appointment, he was a Commissioner of Police (COP) and the senior-most police officer (in terms of ranking) after the just retired IGP, having served in the service for 31 years.

The short-term Dampare-led police administration has received a lot of admiration from Ghanaians following the swift and timely manner they respond to crime cases and the release of information across all the social media platforms. Under Dampare, some key reshuffling has taken place some units of the service established to enhance community policing.

Akufo-Addo to swear in Dr. Dampare as substantive IGP today

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will later today, Friday, October 8, 2021, swear into office Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Dr. Dampare, who has been acting in that capacity for the last two months will become the country’s 23rd IGP.

COP Dampare, 51, until this appointment, was the Director-General in charge of Administration at the Ghana Police Service.

George Akuffo Dampare would be the youngest IGP to be appointed in the Fourth Republic and the eighth youngest since Ghana gained independence.

With about 30 years of active service, he unusually rose from the rank of constable rank to the current portfolio.

President Akufo-Addo some ago weeks expressed confidence in the IGP and promised to provide the needed support for him to succeed as IGP.

Speaking at the 50th Cadet Officers Graduation Ceremony held at the National Police Training School in Accra, the President said COP George Dampare’s recent initiatives justify his appointment as acting IGP.

President Akufo-Addo said Dr. Dampare has vindicated his decision to appoint him.

The President also added that he (Dr. Dampare) will be given all the needed support for him to succeed in his new position.

“I cannot end without reiterating the support of government and I for the recent actions taken by the Acting IGP George Akuffo Dampare which are eliciting strong backing from the population. He has so far vindicated my decision to repose trust in him to hold this high office.”

“I am confident, once the necessary processes are completed, which I’m sure will be soon; he will become our nation’s 23rd Inspector General of Police,” he said.