Parliament in Ghana set up an Ad-Hoc Committee to investigate an alleged plot against the Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo-Dampare. The Director General of Operations for the Ghana Police Service, COP George Alex Mensah, is due to appear before this committee today, along with two other colleagues.
The Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Daniel Bugri Naabu, has implicated COP George Alex Mensah in this alleged plot. Naabu claims that Mensah is the senior police officer heard discussing the plot on a leaked audio recording. Naabu has confirmed the authenticity of this tape, stating that he recorded the conversation to protect his party’s interests and planned to forward the tape to President Akufo-Addo.
In addition to COP Mensah, Naabu has also named Commander Asare and Supt Gyebi as the personnel who discussed the plot against the IGP with him. Naabu defended his actions in recording the conversation when he addressed the committee on Monday.
“The reason for recording this tape is that they are coming to tell me to go and tell the President something that they know they are saying, and it is either I don’t go and tell the President and then I and my party suffer for it, or if I also go to talk to the President, it is good to tell him the right thing, and since I cannot keep everything they were telling me at that point, it was very good to record and I know the President, that if I go and tell him something and it turns out not to be true, next time he won’t give me respect,” he explained to the Committee.
The Committee’s Chairman, Samuel Atta Akyea, has confirmed that all three individuals will be there on Thursday. It’s a crucial moment .
“Our next sitting is on Thursday. COP George Alex Mensah will appear, Supt Asare, and Superintendent Emmanuel Gyebi will also appear. These are the three individuals who will appear on Thursday,” he stressed.
The leaked audio tape, which involves high-ranking police officers, has sparked a nationwide discussion due to its controversial content. In response to public reaction, Parliament established a committee to investigate further. This committee is led by Samuel Atta-Akyea, the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South.
The committee’s responsibilities are twofold. First, they are tasked with verifying the authenticity of the leaked tape. Second, they are to investigate the complex allegations that have gripped the public’s attention.
The committee is expected to submit its findings in a report on September 10. This report will hopefully shed light on the situation and provide some answers to the questions raised by the leaked tape.
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana