The parliamentary committee, currently conducting an investigation into an alleged scheme aimed at removing the incumbent Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, has intimated its intention to extend an invitation to Dr. Dampare.
This would allow him the opportunity to address various inquiries and apprehensions that have been articulated by witnesses involved in the case.
Following the conclusion of last Friday’s hearing, Samuel Atta Akyea, the Chairman of the committee, communicated this prospect to the assembled press. He explained that this decision stemmed from the manner in which the evidence had been progressively unfolding and developing during the inquiry.
“This is because of the fact that what we should place before the plenary should not be shoddy and one-sided.
“If the presence of the individual will give the relevance to the fact-finding exercise, we will do that,” he said.
However, Atta Akyea refrained from disclosing the exact date on which the committee might summon the IGP for his testimony.
During last Friday’s hearing, the Director-General, Technical, Ghana Police Service, COP Mensah, accused the IGP of being behind the recording of a tape containing a discussion about a plot to remove the latter.
Appearing before the parliamentary committee investigating the audio containing the purported discussion on the removal of the IGP, COP Mensah said his intelligence suggested that what was used to tape his conversation with Bugri Naabu, a former Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), was done by Dr Dampare.
“He sent some people to do it, and after which he went for the tape. So, the tape, from my intelligence, is with the IGP and he caused it to be leaked,” he said.