The three police officers at the centre of the tape plotting the alleged ousting of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) have been interdicted by the Ghana Police Service.
A statement signed by Grace Ansah-Akrofi, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Director, Public Affairs Thursday, September 7, 2023 said so.
“The Police Service has interdicted Commissioner of Police (COP) Mr. George Alex Mensah, Superintendent Mr. Emmanuel Eric Gyebi and Superintendent Mr. George Lysander Asare in connection with the audio tape which has become a subject matter of investigation by Parliament,” the statement said.
The statement continued that the action against the three officers “is to make way for disciplinary proceedings into their conduct in line with Police Service regulations.”
A parliamentary ad-hoc committee chaired by Abuakwa South lawmaker, Samuel Atta Akyea, was constituted by the House to probe an audio tape allegedly plotting to oust Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as IGP.
In the audio, the IGP was discussed as posing as a threat to the fortunes of the ruling party in the 2024 elections.
A former NPP Chairman of the Northern region, Daniel Bugri Naabu, in whose office the tape was recorded has confirmed that he was the mastermind behind the act.
Meanwhile, the officers involved have told the committee the tape has been doctored.
The committee is still hearing the matter.