The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare has denied allegations that he has contracted Chief Bugri Naabu, a senior member of the New Patriotic Party, to supply boots for police personnel.
Dr. Dampare said the Service has no official dealings with Chief Bugri Naabu.
“He(Bugri Naabu) has no dealings, and I hear some contracts. He has nothing,” the IGP stressed.
The IGP said this when he appeared before the parliamentary ad hoc committee probing the leaked audio containing alleged plot to oust him on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
His statement was in reaction to an assertion by Superintendent George Asare, one of the senior officers involved in the alleged plot to oust the IGP, when the former appeared before the committee.
Superintendent Asare told the committee chaired by Atta Akyea that the IGP had contractual dealings with the former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Northern Regional Chairman, Chief Bugri Naabu.
According to the Superintendent of Police, “I have Alhaji Bugri Naabu on tape, everything he came to say here, on video in his office. His relationship with IGP and contracts, 40,000 boots contract.”
The committee was constituted by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin after the MP for Elembele, Emmanuel Kofi Armah-Buah, had reported to the content of the tape to the House. Per the directive of the Speaker, the terms of reference of the committee are; ascertain the authenticity of the leaked audio recording, investigate the conspiracy to remove the current IGP, investigate any other matter contained in the audio recording, recommend sanctions to persons found culpable where appropriate, make recommendations for reforms where necessary and make such other recommendations and consequential orders as the committee might deem appropriate.