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Leaked audio: Atta Akyea’s committee must invite IGP, says Ayariga

The MP for Bawku Central Mahama Ayariga has said the Parliamentary committee probing a leaked audio recording on the alleged plot to remove the Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare must invite the national police chief to respond to allegations levelled against him.

The former director general (technical) of the Ghana Police Service, COP George Alex Mensah, told the committee last week that Dampare is the “worst ever” IGP since he joined the service in the past 31 years.

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“For me, for the 31 years I have been in the service, he is the worst IGP we ever have in this country,” COP Mensah said.

According to him, he has told IGP Dampare about his observation on “several occasions.”

Low morale

On Thursday, when he made his maiden appearance before the Atta Akyea-led committee, COP Mensah said morale is low within the police service now because most of the personnel are unhappy with the management style of Dampare.

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He said although IGP Dampare is a poor manager, he is not plotting to get him out of office.

Reacting to the development on TownHall Talk show with Beatrice Adu on Friday (1 September), Ayariga described the attitude of COP Mensah as reprehensible.

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“I think that if things have been said about him [IGP Dampare] that is not true about him, then he should be given an opportunity to clear his name,” the opposition lawmaker said.

“I think that is a fair thing to do, which is so basic. I shouldn’t be the one saying that,” Ayariga added.

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