The Director of Operations of the Ghana Police Service, COP George Alex Mensah, has accused the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, of mismanaging the Police Service.
He made the declaration when he appeared before the parliamentary committee probing the virally leaked tape of the plot to remove the IGP.
He claimed that the IGP’s leadership has led to a decline in morale among many police officers.
“Dampare is not managing the Police Service well, and the majority of police officers are not happy. You can call the police officers underground, and they will tell you,” COP Mensah told the committee on Thursday, August 31.
He also admitted being a sympathizer of the NPP but not a card-bearing member.
COP Mensah also admitted to being a politician and working in the interest of a political party.
He further asserted that the tape in question had been doctored and did not accurately reflect the content of the original conversation with former NPP Northern Regional Chairman, Bugri Naabu.
“This tape that was played today, to me, was an edited tape; I have not heard any unedited tape for me to talk about as I sit here.”
“The tape that I heard today, there are so many things in that tape that I don’t remember, and there are so many things that we discussed that are not on the tape. I’ve met Bugri Naabu four times, and we have discussed many things, some of them private things that I am not ready to discuss in public.
“I had a meeting with Bugri Naabu, but I don’t remember having any plan to remove the IGP because I don’t remove IGPs.”