The Interdiction of three officers who were reportedly involved in a conspiracy to oust the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and were caught on a recording that was leaked has been halted by the Ghana Police Service.
In a statement dated September 7, the police stated that the decision to suspend the interdiction was made to ensure that it does not interfere with the continuing investigation by parliament. The interdiction was suspended to allow for disciplinary actions in accordance with Police Service norms.
As a result, the Service stated that it would begin disciplinary actions into the officers’ behavior after the parliamentary investigation was over.
“Following the interdiction of COP/Mr George Alex Mensah, Supt/Mr Emmanuel Eric Gyebi and Supt/Mr George Lysander Asare in connection with the leaked audio tape, the Police Administration would commence disciplinary proceedings into their conduct upon completion of the ongoing probe by Parliament.”
“In order not to prejudice the ongoing probe, the Police administration has suspended their interdiction,” the statement signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Frace Ansah-Akrofi read.
Read the letter below:
According to a former NPP Northern Regional Chairman named Bugri Naabu, who claims he covertly taped the conversation, the three police officers were detained on Thursday, September 6, because the contents of the leaked recording suggested a plot to remove the IGP.
The officers are Emmanuel Gyebi, Alex George Mensah, Supt. George Lysander Asare, and Director General Technical of the Ghana Police Service.