I wasn’t part of interdiction of COP Mensah & 2 others -IGP
IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare says he was not part of the the interdiction of COP George Alex Mensah, Emmanuel Eric Gyebi and Supt. George Asare after they were captured in audio tape allegedly plotting to remove him because he recused himself from it. Whilst denying knowledge of any original audio, Dr. Dampare insists promotion within the Ghana Police Service is not withheld contrary to allegations levelled against him. He added that promotion on the service apart from academic qualifications, is based on competence.
IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has expressed his deep distress and disappointment regarding the claims made against him in the leaked audio saga. He specifically mentioned the pain caused to his family and loved ones as a result of these allegations and subsequent developments.
Previously, COP Alex Mensah and Supt. George Asare had stated that morale within the Ghana Police Service was low due to dissatisfaction with the IGP’s management style. COP Mensah had also labeled the IGP as the worst in Ghana’s history. However, he denied any intentions of plotting to remove the IGP from his position.
During his appearance before a parliamentary committee of inquiry, IGP Dampare addressed the allegations and the impact they have had on him, his family, and his command. He emphasized that these allegations were baseless and lacked evidence, causing significant pain not only to himself but also to his family, leadership team, and the police officers who appreciate his efforts in improving the organization.
The parliamentary committee is currently conducting an investigation into the leaked audio recording, which involved discussions about the potential removal of IGP Dampare by three police officers and a former regional chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu.
In his own defense, IGP Dampare accused his colleagues of making unfounded and unsubstantiated allegations against him in order to hide their own shameful actions. He expressed his deep disappointment in them and stated that these wild accusations without any evidence have caused immense pain to himself, his family, his command, and the entire police service. He questioned the fairness of being asked to answer to these baseless allegations while he continues to focus on his job and innocent intentions, pointing out the lack of patriotism in such actions.
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