Not inviting IGP – Agalga to the committee hearing would be unjust. Dr. George Akuffo Dampare is likely to be invited for a hearing because he was mentioned by one of the witnesses, according to James Agalga, vice chairman of the committee looking into the leaked audio tape of the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
On Saturday, September 2, when the topic was raised on TV3’s Keypoints, Mr. Agalga said, “If we don’t do that, we may be unfair to him.”
The talk on the weekend news analysis program centered on the departure of the Ghana Police Service’s Director of Operations, George Alex Mensah, who claimed the IGP was responsible for the conversation’s recording during his two appearances.
The current IGP may have used the equipment used to record the talk, the Commissioner of Police (COP) informed the committee on September 1st.
“He first sent several individuals to carry it out before he did it himself. The IGP has the recording from my intelligence, which was released by him.
Therefore, the Inspector General of Police should be contacted if the committee wants to see the recording.
The senior police officer’s concerns were characterized as “very serious” by Mr. Agalga, the ranking member of the Parliament’s Defence and Interior Committee, in his response to this call from COP Alex Mensah.
All those who have been mentioned, he stated, will have the chance.
However, the MP for Builsa North noted that “the committee has not sat down to say that we will be calling the IGP.”
He emphasized that it would go against natural justice if Dr. Akuffo Dampare was not invited by the committee: “We haven’t taken a decision to invite the IGP yet. We may when we sit.”
Not inviting IGP – Agalga to the committee hearing would be unjust.