Dampare is the worst IGP in Ghana’s history – COP Mensah

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The Director-General of Operations for the Ghana Police Service, COP George Alex Mensah has described the current Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo-Dampare as the worst in the history of Ghana.

In his view, IGP Dampare’s handling of the affairs of the police service were not the best.

This, he explained is not boosting the morale of officers within the service.

According to COP Mensah, he has tried on several occasions to explain this view point to Dr. Dampare but they fell on deaf ears.

Addressing the parliamentary committee on Friday, September 1, COP Mensah said “Honourable member and honourable chair…for me, for the 31 years I have been in the service, he is the worst IGP ever.”

The Commissioner of Police’s statements were consistent with his thoughts about the IGP on Thursday, August 31, as he told the committee that the IGP was mismanaging the police service.

Dampare is not managing the Police Service well and the majority of police officers are not happy. You can call the police officers underground and they will tell you.”

COP Mensah also admitted to being a politician and working in the interest of a political party even though he failed to disclose the party he supports.

His comments echo similar sentiments captured on a leaked tape in which he is heard telling Bugri Naabu that the IGP must be removed to ensure that the NPP wins the 2024 elections.

COP Mensah also strongly refuted the authenticity of the tape.

He claimed that the tape had been doctored and did not accurately reflect the content of the original conversation with former NPP Northern Regional Chairman, Bugri Naabu.

During his appearance before the committee assigned to investigate the leaked tape, COP Mensah expressed his inability to verify several details on the tape.

He also firmly stated that there was no plan to remove the IGP, emphasising that the tape circulating has been strongly edited.

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