Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare, on Tuesday, appeared before the parliamentary probe committee investigating a viral tape containing a plot to oust him from office. In his testimony, the IGP dispelled a number of allegations against him by some COP Alex Mensah and Superintendent George L. Asare.
Dr Akuffo Dampare also disclosed that he was not part of the decision to interdict the three officers. He said the decision was taken by the Police Council and he recused himself from it. According to him, since the matter broke, he has recused himself from all decisions. Appearing before the committee investigating the matter on Tuesday, September 12, he indicated that he does not involve himself in such cases.
“I recused myself from the process. So I was not part of whatever decision that was taken to interdict or not interdict anyone. “It is a matter that was considered at the Police Council and they handled it in my absence. Anytime any issue about this particular incident is discussed anywhere within the police leadership, they feel my absence I think, and I believe that is the right thing to do.”
However, soon after his presentation, social media was awash with photos of the IGP and his accusers. This many netizens said exemplifies his love for his officers and the togetherness within the Ghana Police Service as against the notion peddled in the public by the embattled police officers.