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Ghana lose best CID officer to America

botchway May 15, 2019


From Richard Owusu-Akyaw, Kumasi

Detective Corporal Cephas Kanyiri Bayor, the two times best Ashanti Regional Criminal Investigative Officer of the Ghana Police Service, who resigned over an alleged assassination attempt on his life has joined the American Army as a Combat Medic officer, The Chronicle has gathered.

Information available to this paper has established that the resignee was among 115 officers who passed out last week at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, USA, with a rank of a Specialist, which is the highest rank for Initial Entry.

Trainees Combat Medic is one of the highest rated course in the U.S Army, who are on the combat field, producing emergency treatment to troops and also perform evacuation duties.

Intelligence has it that Cephas Bayor, who read Computer Science at the University of Ghana and later bagged a master’s degree in Computer Science at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is done with the combat aspect of his course, which has ushered him into the most powerful Army in the world. He would, however, be schooling on medical aspect of his discipline.

Cephas Kanyiri Bayor was enlisted into the service in 2008 as a Constable and posted to Suntreso District in the Ashanti Region, where he became an aide to the CID in 2009.

He also worked as an undercover detective for the region and the Police Service for many years.

Last year, sometime September, Cephas Kanyiri Bayor resigned from the Ghana Police Service amid assassination threat and armed robbery tag by his superior in Accra, Ghana.

He resigned and accused ACP/Dr. Gariba, National Director of Operations of tagging him (Bayor) as an armed robber and hiring out his pistol to armed robbers.

D/Cpl Bayor, who bore service number 45409, stated that he has been “betrayed and labelled as an armed robber.”

The embattled officer explained that on June 6, 2018, his household at McCarthy Hill, in Accra, was attacked by three alleged armed robbers, who fired three shots at him and took away his service pistol, handcuffs, cash sum of $1,105 and GH¢1,620 one laptop and a mobile phone among others and bolted with the booty.

He said in spite of the attack, ACP/Dr. Gariba called him an armed robber and also accused him of hiring his pistol to armed robbers, even though the suspects, Emmanuel Owusu, alias Collins and Gibson Dompreh, alias “Money”, when apprehended by the CID/Anti Armed Robbery Unit (AARU) confessed to the crime and named one Ahsima as their accomplice.


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