Two Senior Officers Face Perjury Charges In IGP Leaked Tape Probe
In a dramatic turn of events, two senior police officers find themselves in hot water as they face perjury charges in the ongoing investigation into the leaked tape that allegedly revealed a conspiracy to remove the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare. The unfolding saga unveils startling contradictions that have left both officers on the precipice of legal consequences.
Superintendent Eric Gyebi, one of the officers implicated in the leaked tape, had initially sworn under oath that he had no acquaintance with Bugri Naabu, the former Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Naabu’s implication of Gyebi in the tape appeared to have been flatly denied. Gyebi asserted that he had never engaged in any form of communication with Naabu concerning the alleged plot against the IGP.
However, a pivotal moment occurred during an in-camera hearing on October 10, 2023, when Gyebi admitted to having spoken to Bugri Naabu on the matter, contradicting his earlier testimony. The ad hoc committee of parliament probing the leaked tape revealed that Superintendent George Asare, the other implicated officer, also altered his stance. Asare admitted that he called Gyebi and allowed Naabu to speak with him, contrary to his previous assertion that Naabu had never used his phone.
In a surprising twist, Daniel Bugri Naabu maintained that the leaked audio recording was unaltered and cited developments during the in-camera hearing as evidence. According to him, both Superintendent Eric Gyebi and Superintendent George Asare confirmed their involvement in the audio during the private hearing, thereby contradicting their earlier public denials.
Bugri Naabu emphasized his vindication and asserted that he, as a chief, did not fabricate falsehoods. He explained that he had recorded the conversations in his office to highlight matters of state security and inform the NPP government. In light of the recent admissions by the senior officers, he sought to clear his name and made it clear that he was not a liar.
The IGP leaked tape probe has taken an unexpected twist as senior police officers, Superintendent Eric Gyebi and Superintendent George Asare, face allegations of perjury after a shocking revelation during the in-camera hearing. The credibility of the leaked audio recording and the officers’ involvement in the alleged plot against the IGP have come into question, raising significant uncertainties in this unfolding narrative.