7-member committee tasked to probe leaked IGP tape


The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has established a 7-member committee to probe alleged plot to sack the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in a leaked audio.

This comes after a 50 -minute leaked audio, supposedly featuring some senior police officers engaging in a conversation with a prominent party figure, went viral.

In the leaked audio, the alleged officers labeled the IGP, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, as a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The supposed commissioner is heard telling the politician that the IGP is too firm and will not allow machinations in next year’s polls if he is not removed.

He further notes that the nature of security the IGP provided during the Assin North by election shows he will not allow any rigging in the polls.

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“This IGP won’t help us. He won’t, he wants everything to be done fairly and we don’t win elections that way. If we don’t remove him we can’t break the 8, in politics we need machinations and this IGP won’t allow that,” the commissioner is heard saying on the leaked audio.

After the incident, the Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah who filed an urgent statement on the floor, calling for an investigation into the leaked tape was asked to put the statement in writing for orders to be made.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament on Thursday July 132023, Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, set up a 7 member committee made up of three members each from the two sides of the House with one technical person to probe the tape.

The committee is to probe the authenticity of the leaked audio recording, the conspiracy to remove the current IGP and also recommend sanctions to persons found guilty.

The speaker has directed the Majority and Minority caucuses to provide the names of the members of the committee within one week.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu


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