IGP Dampare sanctions COP Alex Mensah,  2 others over leaked tape

Story: Yaw Takyi

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare has interdicted three officers for their involvement in a viral leaked tape which seeks to oust him from office.

The officers are Director General Technical of the Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police (COP) Alex George Mensah, Supt. George Lysander Asare and Emmanuel Gyebi.

The officers are being investigated by Parliament for their roles in a tape in which former NPP Northern Regional Chairman, Bugri Naabu disclosed he recorded secretly.

A press release signed by the Director of Public Affairs, ASP Grace Ansah-Akrofi, said “the interdiction is to make way for disciplinary proceedings into their conduct in line with Police Service regulations.”

Earlier, there was a police wireless message signed by the Police Director General of Administration, Christian Tetteh Yohonu, explaining that the interdiction of COP George Alex Mensah, which takes immediate effect, is for the officer’s involved in the leaked tape saga.

It directed COP Alex Mensah to “hand over your weapons, uniform and other police accoutrements and/or properties including your authority badge to Depol/Logistics.”

The embattled officer who said Dr Akuffo Dampare is the worst ever the country has ever had in his 31 years of service was also directed to “hand over the command vehicle.”

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