The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, who is at the center of the controversial tape plotting his oust, will meet his accusers today when he appears before the parliamentary committee probing the issue.
The Director-General in charge of Technical, COP George Alex Mensah, and Superintendent George Asare have made a number of damning complaints against the IGP, for which reason the committee has called the IGP to testify in response.
However, the committee has stated that the investigation will be conducted behind closed doors owing to potential consequences for national security.
The IGP’s appearance will give the committee the chance to hear his account of the events depicted on the leaked audio as it prepares to conclude its investigations.
Additionally, the IGP would get the chance to confront his accusers regarding the claims brought against him.
Mr. Atta Akyea clarified that the IGP’s appearance was required because severe accusations against him had been made.
“I kept reminding people that the committee is not a place to appoint an IGP and that we have no premeditated animus against the IGP, whose demise is not in the committee’s best interests. But without first providing the IGP with a hearing, we will not stand by and allow him to be humiliated and ridiculed, the chairman of the committee, Samuel Atta Akyea, told an Accra-based TV station on September 10, 2023.
The Atta-Akyea-led committee has been probing the leaked tape, which captured a conversation between NPP Northern Region stalwart Bugri Naabu and the senior police officers.
Since the first audio files went viral, more tapes on the issue are reported to have been released into the public domain.