Superintendent George Asare, the third witness in the ongoing probe into the alleged plot to remove the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has revealed that he confided in the former NPP Northern Regional Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu, due to his belief that Naabu had the ability to influence the President’s decision on appointing the new IGP.
According to Superintendent George Asare, Bugri Naabu claimed that he recommended Dr. George Akuffo Dampare to the President before Dampare’s appointment as the IGP.
Asare disclosed this information during his appearance before the Parliamentary Committee investigating the leaked tape on Monday, September 4, 2023.
Furthermore, Superintendent Asare stated that it was Bugri Naabu’s comments that convinced him to recommend COP Alex Mensah for the position of IGP, with the expectation that Bugri Naabu would use his influence to persuade the President to make the appointment.
He explained, “When we met him, in the course of our conversation, he did indicate that he recommended the current IGP to the President.”
Superintendent Asare also accused Bugri Naabu, of fabricating stories against him.
Appearing before the committee on Monday, September 4, Supt. Asare stated that some of the comments attributed to him captured on the tape are the invention of Bugri Naabu and not directly from him.
He claimed that he went to Mr Naabu’s office on his invitation after the former NPP northern regional chairman informed him that the government was scouting for a new IGP and asked him for recommendations.
He added that he made three recommendations to Mr Naabu, including COP Alex Mensah and Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah.