This is just not fair – IGP expresses pains

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, says he has been left in pains following the accusations made by some senior police officers at sittings of the special parliamentary probe committee.

“This is just not fair,” the IGP broke down in pains as he took his turn on Tuesday, September 12 to give witness.

“They made wild allegations against me without a shred of evidence. Those allegations have brought pain to me, my family and to my command.”

Tuesday’s sitting was held in public contrary to an earlier decision by the committee to go in-camera with the senior-most police officer.

Dr Akuffo Dampare, who hinted he would be 33 years in the Ghana Police Service at the end of the year, said he has been working hard to transform the Service and “we will be called to come and answer allegations that are unfounded”.

“Anyway, I am here. I have no choice. I have no choice and I have come.”

He indicated that he would not have honoured the invitation but for the respect he has for himself, his family, his wife and children in particular, and the police administration, who came in their numbers to offer solidarity.

“And for the respect I have for the institutions of state. . .and more importantly the respect I have for the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”

His lawyers initially raised objections to the presence of the other police witnesses who had previously testified before the committee.

But that matter was overruled by the Chairman of the committee, Samuel Atta Akyea, for proceedings to continue.

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