On Tuesday, September 12, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, the Inspector General of Police, will testify before a parliamentary committee looking into a tape that was leaked about his administration.
This was revealed in Accra by Samuel Atta Akyea, the chairman of the 7-person ad hoc committee looking into the attempt to remove the Inspector General of Police.
All three senior police officers who have already testified before the committee, COP Alex Mensah, Superintendent George Asare, and Superintendent Emmanuel Eric Gyebi, are anticipated to return with their attorneys on Tuesday, September 12.
“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 told Joy News.
In addition, Dr. Akuffo Dampare has declared that he will abstain from participating in the disciplinary proceedings involving the three police officers featured on the tape.
The IGP reportedly took this action to maintain fairness and transparency in the continuing investigations into the incident, according to dependable sources inside the Ghana Police Service.
This development comes after the recent suspension of the interdiction of the officers who were seen on the footage that was leaked conversing with Bugri Naabu on how to unseat the IGP.
The decision to restore these officers has elicited a range of responses from the public, casting doubt on the objectivity of the investigation.
The IGP has demonstrated his dedication to maintaining the values of justice and fairness within the Ghana Police Service by choosing to withdraw himself from these proceedings.
Dr. Dampare wants to make sure that all parties receive an objective evaluation of their conduct by stepping back from decisions affecting the accused officers.
Those who support the necessity of independent and open investigations, particularly in cases involving top officials within the police service, have applauded the IGP’s decision.