The Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah has told citinews that the Director of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) William Akwasi Appiah has been reassigned and not sacked as is being speculated.
According to him, Mr Appiah has been reassigned to the National Security Ministry.
Earlier reports suggested that Mr Appiah was sacked after a meeting held on Thursday.
But according to Mr. Kan-Dapaah, the move was part of a number of changes at the BNI and the National Security Ministry.
“We haven’t sacked the man. There is nothing like sacking, we didn’t talk about the sacking. Yes, he has been changed. There have been some changes at the Research department and also at the BNI and the National Security Ministry. We’ve moved people around.”
“He’s been moved from BNI to the Ministry of National Security,” Kan-Dapaah said in an interview with citinewsroom.com.
The former BNI Director is however set to be replaced by Rasheed Seidu Inusah.
This comes a day after former President John Mahama and a number of officials of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) were allowed access to Koku Anyidoho, who was in the custody of the BNI.
Mr Anyidoho was picked up by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Tuesday for making some comments deemed treasonable and was in the BNI custody.
He was subsequently charged with treason and spent two nights in BNI custody.
Mr Anyidoho was granted bail earlier on Thursday.