On Tuesday, September 12, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, the Inspector General of Police, will testify before the parliamentary committee looking into the Bugri Naabu audio that was released and shows a discussion on why he ought to be fired.
This was disclosed by the committee’s chairman, Samuel Atta Akyea, who said that it was done in order to give the IGP a chance to present his side of the story.
This was said by Mr. Atta Akyea in a Sunday radio interview with Accra-based Joy FM.
“On Tuesday, all the individuals – Chief Daniel Bugri Naabu, Superintendent Mr George L. Asare, COP Mr George Alex Mensah and Superintendent Mr Emmanuel Eric Gyebi – will come back with their lawyers. Also, the most prominent person whose name has been bandied about, the IGP himself should also come with his lawyers, he said.
However, Mr. Atta Akyea stated that the hearing will take place behind closed doors.
He clarified that in order to safeguard national security, certain matters from the hearing needed to be kept from becoming public knowledge.
“Some serious allegations have been made in public, but the substance of the allegations have 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 added.
He further stated that the Committee will not allow for “the IGP to be disgraced and insulted without giving him a hearing.”