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Brilliant African Police bags first class in Accounting, emerges best-graduating student

A brilliant African police officer, Richmond Nyarko Obeng has bagged a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a first class at the University of Ghana, Accra Ghana despite being an officer.

Richmond is a Ghanian Police with a Lance Corporal title who obtained his bachelor’s degree in Administration with a major in accounting at the University of Ghana, Accra. He graduated with a 3.82 out of 4.00 cumulative grade point average.

He enrolled at the University of Ghana to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Administration through the School of Continuing and Distance Education according to Adom Online. Richmond’s journey to achieving the academic feat started after high school.

Richmond joined the Ghana Police immediately after graduating from high school in 2016 as a recruit and he graduated as the second-overall best recruit from the National Police Training School a year later.

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He then proceeded to the Detective Training Academy where he was recognized as the top detective in his course at the institution in 2018. 

Richmond’s academic excellence started when he was in high school, where he was not only a standout student but also took on leadership roles, including serving as Dining Hall Prefect and Secretary to the National Union of Presbyterian Students-Ghana (NUPS-G).

He stated that his dream is to become a Chartered Accountant adding that he also plans to pursue a master’s degree in business administration with a major in Finance. Richmond stated that he believes that his career as a police officer would make him a disciplined manager.


Richmond is currently serving in the Financial Forensics Unit at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service.

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