Leaked IGP Tape: I don’t visit Mahama and he doesn’t visit me – Dampare

Source The Ghana Report

The Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akufo Dampare, has denied allegations that he has been having meetings with former President John Dramani Mahama.

Appearing before the ad-hoc parliamentary committee probing the leaked audio, Dr. Dampare emphasized the role of a police officer in providing services to citizens, highlighting that former President Mahama is a part of the Ghanaian populace to whom he would willingly offer service if necessary.

COP Alex Mensah alleged that IGP Dampare is always in contact with former President John Mahama.

He said he knew about this based on his intelligence.

“Yes, I said it,” he confirmed after a portion of the transcribed leaked tape was read to him on Friday, September 1.

“Mr. Chair, my intelligence shows that he does it,” he maintained after the Vice Chair, James Agalga, put it to him that he had no information and the allegation was based on a figment of his imagination.

Vice Chair: So the IGP is always talking to former President Mahama? Do you know that for a fact?

COP Alex Mensah: That is from my intelligence.

However, responding to the allegations, Dr Dampare said, “I don’t visit former President John Dramani Mahama, and he doesn’t visit me. I’m a professional police officer, we are servants of the people, including the former president. Whoever is involved, as long as there is a police service to be provided, I have a constitutional duty and responsibility to get it done.”

COP George Alex Mensah and Superintendent George Lysander Asare made numerous allegations against the IGP when they appeared before the committee.

Supt Asare also accused the IGP of plotting the audio recording when he appeared before the committee.

But the IGP, describing the officers as his brothers, said their claims are without basis.

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