IGP Leaked Tape; 3 top police officers to appear before Parliamentary Committee

Sika Togoh
Sika Togoh
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Three top policemen indicted in a leaked tape plotting the removal of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare are expected to appear before a parliamentary committee probing the authenticity of the tape.

The officials are expected to appear before the bipartisan  Parliamentary committee set up by the Speaker , Right Honourable Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin  on Thursday, August 31 , to probe the issues related to the leaking of the tape into the public domain and its contents thereof.

The Chairman of the Committee, Abuakwa South MP, Samuel Atta-Akyea, disclosed this in an interview with a cross section of journalists in Accra.

“Our next sitting is on Thursday. COP George Alex Mensah will appear, Superintendent Asare, and Superintendent Emmanuel Gyebi will also appear. These are the three individuals who will appear on Thursday,” he announced.

This comes after former Northern Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman Daniel Bugri Naabu appeared before the committee on Monday.

Mr Naabu confirmed the authenticity of the tape, stating he hired someone to record it for him after buying the device at the mall.

He among other things, revealed the identities of the policemen as COP George Alex Mensah, Superintendent Asare, and Superintendent Emmanuel Gyebi.

But Mr Akyea has stated that the other individuals on the tape have to be contacted because the content was extensive and could not be resolved by simply authenticating the video and the statements made on it by Mr. Naabu.


Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin tasked the seven-member committee to probe the leaked audio recording proposing the clandestine ouster of the IGP.

The conversation on the recording suggests solicitations by an unnamed influence-peddling policeman seeking that the current Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare be ousted from office so someone more sympathetic to the cause of the ruling party replaces him.

The whole plot, per the conversation, is to get the police to support the rigging of Election 2024 in favour of the ruling NPP.

The Minority MPs have protested vehemently against the alleged plot, and have called for a forensic probe to fish out those engaged in the unhealthy conversation so they may face the law.

MPs on the Majority side have doubted the authenticity of the recording and have also denied any association with or desire to rig any election, saying the NPP will win the 2024 polls cleanly.

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