Daniel Bugri Naabu, the former chairman of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Northern Regional Committee, is now testifying before the Parliamentary Ad-Hoc Committee as a key witness in the ongoing inquiry into an alleged attempt to have Dr. George Akuffo-Dampare, the Inspector-General of Police, removed from his position.
Bugri Naabu is charged with attending a meeting where the IGP’s dismissal was discussed.
The parliamentary committee issued a warning last week, saying that it would not put up with any justifications meant to postpone its work.
The warning was issued when Bugri Naabu, the first witness, missed the committee’s first meeting last week due to illness.
Samuel Atta Kyea, the Chairman of the Committee, issued a warning that they will not accept witnesses’ justifications and stated that they anticipate Bugri Naabu’s cooperation throughout the inquiry.
A seven-person committee was established by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, to investigate the allegedly leaked tape that included government plans to oust Inspector General of Police Dr. George Akuffo Dampare in an effort to rig the 2024 elections.
The committee is headed by Samuel Atta-Akyea, a member of parliament for Abuakwa South, and it has Dr. Isaac Lartey Annan, a lawyer and human rights expert, as a technical member.
The committee has been entrusted with looking into the veracity of the claims made on the leaked audio.
The group is also entrusted with formulating suggestions for how to avoid such events in the future.