There is a deliberate effort to shift the focus to the trial of IGP-Fuseini

Former Chairman of the  Parliament’s Legal and Constitutional Committee Inusah Fuseini says there is a deliberate attempt to shift focus to the trial of Inspector General of Police Dr George Akuffo Dampare.

The former Member of Parliament for Tamale Central speaking on the alleged plot to expel the IGP from his position said it is unfortunate the persons involved; former NPP Northern Regional Chairman Bugri Naabu and two senior police officers COP George Alex Mensah and Superintendent George Asare are rather accusing Dr. Dampare unlawfully before the Parliament’s ad-hoc committee.

Mr Fuseini suggested that there is no need to invite the IGP before Parliament’s ad-hoc committee in regard to the leaked tape of a plot to oust him from his position.

“There is a constant deliberate effort to shift the focus to the trial of the IGP. It’s very conscious and deliberate, there’s been red herring, in fact, they have been pushed”.

“We may lose focus if IGP is invited. Is IGP part of the problem?” he quizzed.

“The fear of inviting the IGP before the committee is that it will divert the attention on the plotters who met demanding the removal of the IGP. We might end up turning the man into a villain because already a lot have been told about him which weren’t supposed to be so. A whole police officer comes out publicly to say this is the worst IGP we have had in the Fourth Republic. What parameters did he use or how many people did he interview to judge the IGP?”, he added in an interview with JoyNews monitored by The Ghana Report.

The former lawmaker also added that the persons involved in the alleged audio tape should not have been granted permission to speak in-camera to ensure transparency in the pending case.

Moreover, Mr Fuseini highlighted that the police institution must be an independent body devoid of partisan interests and must serve with integrity.

He advised that persons who get the privilege to serve in state institutions must know that their stewardship and loyalty are to the state and not necessarily to the government.

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