Lawyers representing the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, have reaffirmed that the chairman of Parliament’s ad hoc committee investigating the alleged tape plotting the removal of the IGP, Samuel Atta Akyea, is biassed.
The lawyers say they will not depart from their claims since the chair has demonstrated bias against the IGP.
According to them, they do not trust in the ongoing probe, and the posture of the chair will not ensure a fair process.
The lawyers for the IGP raised the issues after Mr. Atta Akyea indicated that the lawyers failed to raise these allegations before the committee during the last in-camera hearing.
Speaking to the media, spokesperson for the IGP’s legal team, Kofi Bentil, said, “We haven’t backtracked, and we know what we said, and when we said what we said. We still stand by it that his actions show someone’s bias. We hope that he will shift from that position alright. Everything we have suggested has come to pass.”
“The last time he said we should go and come back to hear new evidence, it was suggested to him by my senior counsel, that no, why don’t you take the evidence and if it is serious call us back, he said no we should come back. We went and the evidence that was, nothing was brought actually.”
“So we just went, spent the time there and walked away and now things have been suspended. The civil society leaders have expressed their concerns, everybody is expressing concerns on how things are being conducted,” he said.