“Dampare is not managing the Police Service well and the majority of police officers are not happy. You can call the police officers underground and they will tell you.” Those were the words of the Director of Operations of the Ghana Police Service, COP George Alex Mensah.
Taking his turn before the parliamentary committee probing the IGP’s viral leaked tape on Thursday, August 31, COP Mensah alleged that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, is mismanaging the Police Service and that the committee could do their independent probe into the allegation to ascertain the facts.
It would be recalled that a committee has been set up to ascertain the authenticity of a tape that went viral in which some senior police officers are heard in a conversation with the former Northern regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bugri Naabu, plotting the removal of the IGP.
COP Mensah said the IGP’s leadership has led to a decline in morale among many police officers.
COP Mensah also admitted to being a politician and working in the interest of a political party even though he failed to disclose the party he supports.
His comments echo similar sentiments captured on a leaked tape in which he is heard telling Bugri Naabu that the IGP must be removed to ensure that the NPP wins the 2024 elections.
He however strongly disproved the authenticity of the tape, claiming that it was doctored and did not accurately reflect the content of the original conversation with former NPP Northern Regional Chairman, Bugri Naabu.
Suraya Alidu Malititi / adwoaadubianews.com