Police Chief George Asare agreed with Police Commissioner (COP) George Alex Mensah’s suspicions that the covert recording of their interview with Bugri Naabu was a plot.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) is suspected of having enabled the recording with an ulterior motive, according to the Protocol officer of the Service.
The topic is a leaked recording of police personnel discussing how to get rid of the present IGP, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
However, a leak of this chat caused a stir and prompted a parliamentary inquiry.
While being questioned by a parliamentary committee, he was asked who may have altered the video, which led to this specific accusation.
The committee was informed by COP Alex Mensah on Friday that IGP George Akuffo Dampare had overseen the disclosure of the footage.
“He sent some people to do it, after which he went for it. So the tape, from my intel, is with the IGP, and he caused it to be leaked.
“So if this committee wants the tape, the right person to call before this committee is the Inspector General of Police,” he said on September 1.
When asked about COP Mensah’s claim today, Supt. George Asare gave a positive response.
According to him, intelligence gathered shows that “the IGP agreed with Bugri Naabu after he [Naabu] had gone to inform the IGP that “somebody wants your post oo, he has come to me” to the extent that the CV that was collected from Commissioner and sent to Bugri Naabu by those boys…The CV that was intended for the appointing authorities, he gave it to the IGP.”
The officer claims he had additional information to share but held back out of concern that they could try to compromise national security.
In order to provide those data, including the people he felt played crucial roles in what he perceives to be sabotage, he requested an in-camera session.
“I will be happy that I say more when I am in-camera because it is not a healthy development at all,” he further mentioned.
“If you could remember when Alhaji [Bugri Naabu] called me, he knows my name and that I am Asare but God works under mysterious circumstances. I don’t know what moved Bugri Naabu into calling me Asante.
“And the Asante, per our Intel, is a corporal or sergeant who has been promoted to go to police college to become an ASP. And this same ASP, it was Commissioner George Alex Mensah who made him go to the peacekeeping mission. ‘Masa’ let me say this in-camera.”
The meeting was momentarily suspended after this disclosure to allow for a private session.
The committee asked the reporters to leave so that they may question the police officer privately for the remaining details.