On Monday, October 2, the parliamentary committee looking into the tape that was released about Dr. George Akuffo Dampare’s resignation as Inspector General of Police (IGP) will resume its meeting.
This was revealed by the chairman, Samuel Atta-Akyea, on Wednesday during a news conference.
“The lawyer of the IGP, Kwame Gyan, said they needed the transcriptions, so we gave them. Proceedings have been adjourned to October 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. There’s going to be a continuation of proceedings for five days.
“By this time, we would have probably concluded proceedings, and we would be able to write our report. These are the matters that ensued today,” he announced.
In order to provide clarity to the situation, the committee will move quickly, according to Mr. Atta-Akyea, who doubles as the MP for Abuakwa South.
“The IGP was attending to some other important matter of national interest. We asked Bugri Naabu a few questions, and then we adjourned. We said that because of the nature of what is happening, we want to do a thorough job and end quickly.
“The nation cannot be on this matter for too long. It has a bearing on the security of this country. The head of internal security, the IGP, is part of what we are trying to interrogate, and we should end as quickly as possible,” he said.
In response to claims that he was responsible for the recording and leak, the IGP came before the committee on Tuesday, September 12 and denied any participation in relation to the tape.
On Wednesday morning, the ad hoc committee met with the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah, and Dr. Dampare’s attorney for an in-camera session.