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Former IGP Peter Nanfuri passes on

Former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Peter Tenganabang Nanfuri has passed on.


He died aged 80.


Nanfuri served as the IGP from October 1, 1996, to January 21, 2001.


He was the Paramount Chief of the Jirapa Traditional Area with the title Naa Ansoleh Ganaa II.


Nanfuri was born at Jirapa in the Upper West Region.


Nanfuri studied at the University of Ghana, Legon where he obtained a B.A. degree in Political Science and a law degree.

He worked in various capacities within the Ghana Police Service and was once the Director of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) in 1986.


In 1996, he was appointed as the Inspector General of Police. Towards the end of his service as IGP, he came under severe pressure due to the serial murder of some women in Ghana.


He was replaced as IGP by former President John Kufuor.On July 23, 2005, Peter Nanfuri was enskinned as the 4th Paramount chief of the Jirapa Traditional Area.


He was publicly presented in his new capacity at the Naa Yelpoe Park at Jirapa on April 28, 2007.


Credit: Pulse GH

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