National Security Minister Appears Before Bugri Naabu Leaked Tape Committee


The parliamentary committee investigating the leaked tape that revealed alleged plot to remove Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare has summoned the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah, to appear before it on Wednesday for further investigations.

Samuel Atta Akyea, Chairman of the parliamentary committee announced the invitation after proceedings on Tuesday.

The MP for Abuakwa South further stated that the committee is considering allowing witnesses to cross-examine themselves during the proceedings.

The former Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Daniel Bugri Naabu, has also been asked to reappear before the committee on Wednesday, September 13 having been absent on Tuesday citing an engagement at the House of Chiefs.

At the end of Tuesday’s proceedings, Atta Akyea emphasized that all witnesses must appear with their lawyers on Wednesday for continuation of sittings.

“The witnesses should come back tomorrow with their lawyers. The IGP should come with his two lawyers, the Minister of National Security should show up with his lawyers, and proceedings will continue,” he stated.
The invitation to the National Security Minister, DGN Online learnt is in connection with an investigation carried out by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) which the committee wants the minister to speak to it. The said investigation allegedly established that the IGP ordered the recording of the meeting held between Bugri Naabu and the three senior police officers who voices are on the leaked tape using a certain ASP Kenneth Asante Antwi.

Parliament’s seven-member bi-partisan Committee probing the leaked tape is chaired by Mr Atta Akyea, with James Agalga, a National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Builsa North as the Vice-Chairman.
The committee is investigating the veracity of an alleged leaked audio plotting the removal of Dr Dampare.

This comes after on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, a leaked audio recording, allegedly involving a Police Commissioner and a politician discussing a plot to remove IGP Dampare from office circulated.

The Minority Caucus in Parliament called for a probe into the leaked tape.

Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Bagbin, consequently constituted the seven-member bi-partisan Committee to authenticate the audio and probe into the secret recording of an alleged plot to remove Dr Dampare, IGP from office ahead of the 2024 general election on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

The Committee, was, therefore, charged to report back to the House on September 10, 2023, but that had not been successful due to the ongoing hearing.


By Vincent Kubi