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IGP leaked tape: Dampare ‘clean’ as committee makes no adverse findings against him

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11 days ago
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The 19-page document covering findings of the Parliamentary investigation into the leaked tape regarding plans by some senior officers to remove the Inspector-General of Police Dr George Akuffo Dampare made no adverse findings against the IGP.

The committee, instead, described the actions of the officer head on the tape as dangerous to Ghana’s democracy.

The officers among other things accused the IGP of being too strict which they believed would not help the New Patriotic Party in future elections. They also claimed the IGP was arresting officers of sister security agencies indiscriminately.

However, the committee said it found no evidence of their claims against the IGP.

“The conspiracy by COP Mensah, Supt Asare and Supt Gyebi to remove the IGP based purely on partisan considerations, could undermine free, fair, and transparent elections and, ultimately, the sanctity of Ghana's democracy,” the report said.

It added, “COP Alex Mensah, Supt Asare and Supt Gyebi indeed conspired to cause the removal of the IGP and have him replaced with a loyalist of the NPP, and acting on that, resolved to meet the President to accomplish their goal”.

Meanwhile, the committee also found two of the officers to have lied before the house and referred them to the privileges committee.

“The Committee is of the view that Supt Asare and Supt Gyebi appeared to have acted in contempt of Parliament pursuant to Order 30 of the Standing Orders of Parliament (2000) as revised by Order 13 )1( of the Standing Orders of Parliament (2024) In this regard, the Committee is of the opinion that the matter be referred to the Privileges Committee for appropriate action”.

source: Theannouncergh.com