The Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, is scheduled to appear before the Parliamentary Committee investigating a leaked tape related to his administration on Tuesday, September 12. The Chairman of the 7-member ad-hoc committee, Samuel Atta Akyea, made this disclosure in Accra. Mr. Atta Akyea also mentioned that three senior Police officers – COP Alex Mensah, Superintendent George Asare, and Superintendent Emmanuel Eric Gyebi – who have already testified before the committee will return with their legal representatives on the same day.
He stated, “Also, the most prominent person whose name has been bandied about, the IGP himself should also come with his lawyers.”
“Some serious allegations have been made in public, but the substance of the allegations has not been made in public. That is to say, the evidential support for those allegations is what we are going to unearth, so which piece of evidence that we’ll give to the public that will not hurt national security, we’ll exercise that discretion,” he explained to Joy News.
In a related development, Dr. Akuffo Dampare has decided to recuse himself from the disciplinary actions regarding the three police officers featured in the leaked tape. Reliable sources within the Ghana Police Service have confirmed that the IGP has taken this step to ensure impartiality and transparency during the ongoing investigations.
This development follows the recent suspension of the interdiction of officers who were captured on the leaked tape discussing how to remove the IGP from his position with Bugri Naabu. The decision to reinstate these officers has sparked public debate, casting doubt on the integrity of the investigation process. Dr. Dampare’s decision to step aside from these proceedings reflects his dedication to upholding the principles of justice and fairness within the Ghana Police Service.
By distancing himself from decisions involving the implicated officers, Dr. Dampare aims to guarantee a fair and unbiased evaluation of their actions. This move has garnered approval from those who advocate for independent and transparent investigations, especially in cases involving high-ranking officers within the police service.