Nathan Kofi Boakye, the commissioner of police, has extended his gratitude to everyone who helped him throughout his successful time with the Ghana Police Service.
COP Kofi Boakye expressed his happiness at the presence of past Inspector Generals of Police during his 60th birthday celebration today (April 5), which also served as the occasion for his retirement from active police duty.
He expressed his gratitude to two businessmen, Mr. Osei Kwame Despite and Mr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong, for helping to build infrastructure at the several police stations where he worked.
In addition, COP Kofi Boakye used the occasion to share anecdotes from his illustrious career, emphasizing the important roles the two businessmen performed while he served as Regional Commander in Kumasi.
“Today marks my return to civilian life, therefore it is only fitting that I acknowledge those who have made my police journey a little easier. My brothers, Mr Osei Kwame and Mr Ofori Sarpong, have been with me for about 30 years now, from the Striking Force days, they have always assisted me in developing any Police Station that I go to,” he said.
IGP George Akuffo Dampare, businessman Ibrahim Mahama, Samuel Osei Kuffuor, a former Black Stars and Bayern Munich defender, Reverend Obofour, the founder of the Anointed Palace Chapel, and gospel singer Diana Asamoah were among the other noteworthy attendees.
It is acknowledged that COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, also known as Commander One, made a substantial contribution to the nation’s fight against crime.
His arrest of infamous armed robber Ataa Ayi and some of his gang members in 2005 earned him national attention and cemented his reputation as a household figure in Ghana.
He established a dynamic strategy to criminal apprehending during his time as the police chief in the Ashanti Region, which made many robbers fearful.
Several wanted criminals in Kumasi and the neighboring areas were captured under his direction. Furthermore, Commander One was infamous for his outspoken views and contentious detentions of celebrities, notably singers Kwaw Kese and Shatta Wale.