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Nat’l security minister, Bugri Naabu to appear before c’ttee probing leaked IGP tape today

General News
Albert Kan-Dapaah

The National Security Minister, Kan Dapaah, is expected to appear before the parliamentary ad-hoc committee, currently investigating a leaked tape involving Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, today, Wednesday, 13 September 2023.

The committee has invited him to assist with the ongoing investigations.

Additionally, Bugri Naabu, the former Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, has also been asked to reappear before the committee today.

The development follows the appearance of the IGP and three senior police officers implicated in the leaked tape before the committee on Tuesday, September 12.

At the conclusion of the proceedings, Samuel Atta Akyea, the Chairman of the committee, announced that all witnesses must be accompanied by their legal representatives on Wednesday for the continuation of the hearings.

During the committee's session on Tuesday, Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, unequivocally denied any involvement in conspiring to secretly record conversations with Bugri Naabu.

In his address to the Parliamentary Committee investigating the audio on Tuesday, September 12, the IGP firmly rejected allegations that he played a role in secretly recording conversations involving the three implicated police officers – COP Alex Mensah, Superintendent George Asare, Superintendent Emmanuel Eric Gyebi – and Bugri Naabu.

Dr. Dampare stressed his commitment to upholding the law and preserving the integrity of the Ghana Police Service.

He expressed his readiness to fully cooperate with the ongoing investigation, pledging to provide any necessary information or assistance to uncover the truth behind the leaked tape.

The leaked tape captures the implicated police officers discussing the need to oust the IGP from office with Bugri Naabu because his stay in office will not help the governing New Patriotic Party retain power in the 2024 election.


Source: Mensah