Parliament approves commission report on plot to oust Dampare police inspector general

Parliament approves commission report on plot to oust Dampare police inspector general

Agalga stressed the importance of the committee’s unanimous approval, which he highlighted as proof of the impartiality and thoroughness of the investigation process. He stressed that the committee’s recommendations are aimed at strengthening the independence of the Police Service and reducing political interference.

However, Atta Akyea expressed his disagreement, noting that there were several relevant issues that the minority members in the committee were opposed to. He noted that both the IGP and Bugri Naabu claimed that they had not communicated for about eight months, but that someone was willing to testify otherwise. He claimed that the majority (NDC MPs) prevented this person from testifying.

In the midst of the heated debates, the Speaker of Parliament intervened to calm the situation. Once the debate was over, the Speaker put the question of the report to a vote, with the majority of the Members present voting in favour.

The committee recommended that disciplinary action be taken against Police Officer Alex Mensah and other police officers allegedly involved in the conspiracy to remove the Inspector General. The Speaker subsequently directed the Clerk of Parliament to submit the report to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for appropriate action.