Samuel Atta Akyea is Chairman of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament
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One of the Police officers at the centre of the IGP leaked tape saga, COP Alex Mensah has said that the report circulating in the media regarding the work of the parliamentary committee that investigated the matter, is fake.

According to him, he will only give credence to a report signed by the Chairman of the Committee, Samuel Atta Akyea.

“We don’t need to discuss this; it is a useless thing that is just circulating. It’s a leaked report, it’s not the report. Let the report be filed at the main Parliament. Don’t waste our time on this. I will only speak on a report that Atta Akyea has presented to Parliament. Why didn’t the chairman sign? Because there is something wrong with the report,” he said during an interview with Johnnie Hughes on 3FM’s Sunrise show, July 2, 2024.

Last year, Parliament set up a committee to investigate content of a leaked tape relating to plans to ouster the Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare.

COP Alex George Mensah, Supt. George Lysander Asare and Supt. Emmanuel Eric Gyedi, together with former Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bugri Naabu were caught on tape orchestrating the removal of the IGP.

Last week, a purported report of the committee was intercepted by the media. Somehow, the report was not signed by the Chairman of the Committee, Samuel Atta Akyea.

Among the findings of the committee as contained in the leaked report is that the aforementioned policers misconducted themselves

The committee said the conduct of the three officers is a major offence under Police regulations and must be sanctioned in accordance with the Police disciplinary procedure.

However, COP Alex Mensah said as a retired Policer Officer, he is not bound by Police Service regulations anymore.

“If Parliament has decided, if they want to send it to the President, they can send it to the President. Whatever the President decides to do, let him do it. At the appropriate time, if we need to do something we will also do it. But as I speak, I am not a Police officer, and no Policeman can call me for any disciplinary action,” he noted.

By Eric Mawuena Egbeta