Superintendent George Asare Accuses Bugri Naabu of Fabricating Leaked Tape Accusations


Superintendent George Asare, a senior police officer implicated in the alleged plot to remove the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, has come forward to accuse Bugri Naabu, the former Northern regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), of fabricating false claims against him.

Appearing before the Parliamentary Committee tasked with investigating the leaked audio recording, Supt. Asare refuted some of the comments attributed to him, asserting that they were the product of Bugri Naabu’s imagination and not directly from him.

Supt. Asare disclosed that he visited Mr. Naabu’s office in response to an invitation from the former NPP northern regional chairman. According to Supt. Asare, Bugri Naabu had informed him that the government was in search of a new IGP and had solicited his recommendations.

During the meeting at Mr. Naabu’s office, Supt. Asare claimed he provided three recommendations, which included COP Alex Mensah, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, and Christian Tetteh Yuhuno.

He further revealed to the Parliamentary Committee that this particular meeting, which became a subject of interest, took place on June 19, 2023, at Bugri Naabu’s office in Osu, Accra.

Supt. Asare’s testimony marked the third appearance before the committee in relation to the ongoing investigation. The prime witness, Chief Bugri Naabu, had previously undergone intense questioning by the committee. Following his appearance, two police officers, Supt. Emmanuel Gyebi and Commissioner George Mensah, who played a pivotal role as a key witness, faced rigorous inquiry under the leadership of Atta Akyea.

A significant twist emerged when COP George Mensah claimed that the IGP himself orchestrated the recording of the leaked tape and possesses the original copy. This revelation has prompted a debate regarding whether the IGP should be invited to assist with the investigation.

James Agalga, a committee member, expressed the possibility of inviting the IGP to aid the inquiry. However, former Deputy Defence Minister, Major Derrick Oduro (Rtd.), held a contrasting view. He argued that there might not be a need to invite the IGP, given that the accusations revolve around him. Major Derrick Oduro also raised questions about whether the committee’s terms of reference encompass matters that warrant the IGP’s involvement, voicing reservations about the committee’s direction regarding such an invitation.



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