February 21, 2024

The three senior police officers involved in the ‘IGP tape’ saga are to face a special adjudicating panel to investigate their conducts according to the service regulations.

They are Commissioner of Police (COP) Mr George Alex Mensah, Superintendent Emmanuel Eric Gyebi and Superintendent George Lysander Asare.
A deep throat source at the Police Headquarters intimated to The Chronicle that the said adjudicating panel would be constituted to start sitting to precede the expiry of the terminal leave prior to retirement of COP Alex Mensah.
Mr Mensah was born on August 17, 1963 and enlisted into the Ghana Police Service on 1st January, 1992 and became Commissioner on April 1, 2019.

The COP is billed to end his career as a police officer on September 16, 2023 after 31 years of service.
Meanwhile, the police administration has in a letter dated September 7, 2023 interdicted the three officers in connection with the audio tape, which has become a subject matter of investigation by parliament.
According to the letter, signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Grace Ansah-Akrofi, the interdiction is to make way for disciplinary proceedings into their conducts, in line with police service regulations.
A wireless message to that effect, emanating from the Director General, Administration, has been dispatched to COP, Mr Alex Mensah.

It directs the Commissioner to immediately handover his weapon, uniforms and other police accoutrements, including the service badge and command vehicle to the appropriate schedule officers respectively.
The last time that a Commissioner of Police (COP) was interdicted was on March 6, 2015 when the Director General of Human Resource, COP Patrick Timbilla suffered that fate.
In a related development, Security Analyst, Col Festus Aboagye (rtd) has intimated that the trend of permitting petitions from service personnel by the Parliamentary committee may open the floodgates for frivolous matters. When allowed, it will go a long way to derail the purpose for which the committee was set-up.
He entreated the Honourable persons to remain focused, lest it becomes like the Charlotte Osei matter at the Electoral Commission.

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