Former Northern Regional chairman of Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bugri Naabu, has been questioned by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) in connection with a leaked tape that detailed plans to remove Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, from his position.
Naabu was among four individuals who underwent questioning by NIB operatives, as reported by pro-government broadcaster Asaase Radio within 24 hours of Naabu’s two employees being taken into custody in relation to the incident.
According to the Asaase Radio report, NIB officials have also interviewed Bugri Naabu’s personal assistant, referred to as S.K., and the receptionist at his office, Akua. Naabu himself cooperated with the NIB officials, responding to their inquiries until 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2023, as part of the ongoing investigations.
Also, some sources have confirmed that Commissioner of Police (COP) Alex Mensah, alleged to be at the center of the anti-Dampare plot, was also subjected to questioning following Naabu’s session with the NIB.
In response to the arrest of his aides, Bugri Naabu acknowledged in an interview with Oyerepa FM’s Kwesi Parker Wilson that his voice was indeed captured on the tape. However, he declined to comment further on the matter, demanding the release of his employees.
When questioned about claims suggesting that he was associated with the Inspector General of Police and had provided him with the recorded audio, Naabu refuted the allegations and denied any responsibility for his arrested employees’ actions in recording the conversation.