Commissioner of Police George Alex Mensah says he went to see the former NPP Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bugri Naabu because he learned he was looking for a replacement for the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
The former Director-General, Technical of the Ghana Police Service says he found out from his colleague, Supt George Asare, that Mr. Naabu was not pleased with the current IGP’s modus operandi and would want him replaced.
COP Alex Mensah’s voice was heard on a secret recording telling Bugri Naabu about how IGP Dampare’s actions might lead to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) losing the 2024 election.
On Monday, August 28, Bugri Naabu disclosed that he recorded the plot to remove the IGP so that he could play it for President Akufo-Addo to decide adding that his only interest was protecting the party.
During the Parliamentary probe today, COP Alex Mensah indicated that his visit to Mr Naabu’s office was due to the NPP member’s supposed search for a new top officer.
“The purpose of Mr Bugri Naabu inviting me was that one of my boys, the police officers, had gone to tell him that if they are looking for a new Inspector General of Police, then the man that he thinks can do the job and do it well is Commissioner George Alex Mensah.
“And Bugri Naabu said ‘Oh is that so, then bring him and let me see him’, That was why I ended up at Bugri Naabu’s office.”
The officer further expressed the source of his belief that thatBugri Naabu could aid his efforts to lead the police service.
“I had [belief] because I knew or I have heard his name when it comes to NPP party circles, that he was a former chairman, he’s a friend of the president so once my boy told me that the man says he’s ready to recommend me but he wants to see me, I said why not. If somebody wants to see you not for a bad thing but a good thing, I will go,” he added.
In a controversial tape, COP Alex Mensah was heard on a secret recording telling Bugri Naabu about how IGP Dampare’s actions might lead to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) losing the 2024 election.
While appealing before the 7-member committee on Monday, August 28, 2023, Bugri Naabu disclosed that he recorded the plot to remove the IGP so that he could play it for President Akufo-Addo.
He said it was also to protect the interest of the NPP.