Former IGP Peter Nanfuri passes on

A Former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Peter Tenga­nabang Nanfuri, on Thursday passed on.

He was 80.

Mr Nanfuri served as 20th IGP from October 1, 1996 to January 21, 2001.

Late Mr Peter Tenganabang Nanfuri

Mr Nanfuri, who was a lawyer was born in October 12, 1942 at Jirapa in the Upper West Region of Ghana. He had his university education at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Mr Nanfuri was also the Paramount Chief of the Jirapa Traditional Area with the title Naa Ansoleh Ganaa II.

The former IGP studied at the Uni­versity of Gha­na, Legon, where he obtained Bachelor of Arts Degree in po­litical science and a law degree.

Nanfuri worked in various capacities with­in the Ghana Police Service. He was once the Director of the Bureau of National In­vestigation (BNI) 1986 in that deals with state security related issues.

In 1996, he was appointed as the Inspector General of Police.

He was replaced as IGP by John Kufuor, shortly after he became President of Ghana.

On July 23, 2005, Peter Nanfuri was unskinned 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. His official or royal name or title is Naa Ansoleh Ganaa II.

The first Naa Ansoleh Ganaa, was appointed by the British colonial administration with the stool name of Naa Ansoleh Ganaa I. Nanfuri is his great-grandson.

The previous Paramount Chief, Bapereyiri Yelpore, died seven years earlier. Although, Nanfuri’s father was a chief, he had to contest this position with some cousins


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