COP George Alex Mensah, one of the senior Police officers implicated in the plot to oust the Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare has reiterated his position that the current IGP is the worst in the history of Ghana.
He made this statement in an interview with Citi News on Thursday, September 1, 2023. He accused the IGP of being selective in his fight against crime and of being biased against the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
COP Mensah also alleged that the IGP has been using the police to intimidate and harass members of the NPP. He called on the President to remove the IGP from office.
The IGP has denied the allegations against him. He has said that he is committed to ensuring that the police are professional and impartial in their work.
The matter is currently being investigated by the Police Professional Standards Bureau.
Is COP Mensah right?
It is too early to say whether COP Mensah is right about the IGP being the worst in Ghana's history. The IGP is a relatively new appointee and has only been in office for about a year. Only time will tell what his legacy will be.
However, there are some concerns about the IGP's handling of certain cases. For example, he has been criticized for his handling of the case of the missing Takoradi girls. Some people believe that he has not done enough to find the girls and bring their abductors to justice.
The IGP has also been criticized for his handling of the recent protests by students of the University of Ghana. Some people believe that he used excessive force to disperse the protesters.
What happens next?
The matter is currently being investigated by the Police Professional Standards Bureau. It is not clear when the investigation will be completed or what the findings will be.
If the investigation finds that the IGP has done anything wrong, he could face disciplinary action or even be removed from office.
However, it is also possible that the investigation will find that the IGP has done nothing wrong. In that case, the allegations against him will be dismissed.
Only time will tell what will happen next in this case.