Former Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu, disclosed that he consulted three members of the Police Council to address the allegations made against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) by certain senior officers who approached him.
Speaking before a parliamentary committee investigating a leaked audio tape wherein police officers discussed plans for the IGP’s removal, Naabu shed light on his interactions.
“I called some members of the police council, about three of them, about what they have said about the IGP, and they all said it is not true, so I decided to let the President know about it,” Naabu stated.
Expressing his astonishment, Naabu recounted an incident where an individual approaching retirement expressed an interest in becoming the IGP.
Naabu advised the individual to seek spiritual guidance from figures such as the Chief Imam or Asantehene for blessings on his aspirations, emphasizing the divine nature of leadership roles.
Notably, Naabu had shared the audio recording with President Akufo-Addo, a step he clarified during the investigation by Parliament’s seven-member committee probing the leaked tape. Naabu’s intention was to provide President Akufo-Addo the opportunity to listen to the recording firsthand.
Elaborating on the contents of the leaked tape, Naabu detailed that Commander Asare and COP Mensah had discussed the political affiliations of Commissioners at the Police Headquarters.
Their exchange had centered around the potential implications of these affiliations on electoral outcomes, raising concerns within Naabu.
When questioned about any trepidation regarding discussions involving the IGP’s connections with the army, Naabu explained, “That was the reason why I made the recording and shared it with the President. I wanted him to hear directly and not through me.”
Naabu’s testimony provides insights into the broader context surrounding the leaked audio tape and his efforts to address the concerns raised by certain senior police officers regarding the IGP.