Superintendent George Asare, a senior police official implicated in the alleged scheme to have Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, the Inspector General of Police, removed, has made shocking revelations regarding Daniel Bugri Naabu, the former Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Supt. Asare said during his Monday testimony before the parliamentary committee looking into the case that Bugri Naabu had recommended hiring three “mallams” to help in their effort to remove the IGP.
He said that Bugri Naabu advocated a twofold strategy, including both material and spiritual measures, to deal with the IGP.
He cited examples in the past where Bugri Naabu had been effective in securing spiritual support for people vying for higher government posts.
Supt. Asare claimed that despite his doubts about the notion of seeking spiritual guidance, Bugri Naabu was enthusiastic about moving forward with this course of action.
“It was Chief Bugri Naabu who invited me to his office. I wasn’t lobbying for anybody. Chief Bugri Naabu made an emphatic statement about this thing, I want to quote him verbatim, but it will be difficult. All that he was trying to say was that, we have to fight it, both physically and spiritually. He gave examples of people that he helped fight for the positions spiritually. It was a private conversation, I don’t want to make it public here. But the spiritual one, he went further to show us places he can go” he explained.
Mr. Naabu was informed by Supt Asare that COP Alex Mensah would not be in favor of the spiritual intervention.
“I said that as for master [COP Alex Mensah] I don’t think he will buy into this idea of fighting this spiritually. He [Bugri Naabu] mentioned some Imams who can help him with prayers. Chief Bugri Naabu insisted that, he has to also see some ‘mallams’. He recommended about three, some in the North, and some from his village. It was Chief Bugri Naabu himself that came forth with that suggestion,” he added.
Because the section when he protested to the usage of “mallams” was removed from the leaked recording, Supt. Asare is confident that whomever altered the tape had “evil” motives.
“The one who doctored the tape meant something evil because this is a conversation we had,” he said.