Bugri Naabu, former Northern Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has officially validated the contents of a leaked audio recording featuring a conversation between him and certain police officers, outlining a plan for the removal of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
In a crucial appearance before a parliamentary committee composed of seven members, tasked with investigating the audio tape, Bugri Naabu substantiated the legitimacy of the recording.
In a candid testimony, he identified the three officers involved in the conversation, revealing their names as Commander Asare, Commissioner Mensah, and Superintendent Gyebi stationed at the police headquarters.
Naabu acknowledged his role in capturing the interaction, divulging that he had recorded the exchange as a precautionary measure.
He elaborated on the sequence of events, explaining how Commander Asare had approached him to discuss the objective of removing the IGP and replacing him with Commissioner Mensah.
He recounted, “When Commander Asare met me, in fact, I got scared so I said anything I will do I will record whatever they talk to me about.
For Commissioner Mensah, somebody brought him to my office and wanted me to take him with his CV. So he came with his CV, on the same issue of going to see the President for them to appoint that Commissioner. I didn’t want to take him seriously.”
Bugri Naabu further clarified his decision to decline Commissioner Mensah’s involvement, citing the perception that the Commissioner would soon be retiring.
However, Naabu noted that he hadn’t recorded his conversation with Commissioner Mensah.
This development highlights the ongoing investigation into the recorded conversation, shedding light on the intricate dynamics within the situation involving Bugri Naabu and the mentioned police officers.