The Police Council has interdicted COP Alex Mensah, the former Director-General of Operations of the Ghana Police Service, and Supt. George Asare, the Director of Operations at the Ashanti Regional Police Command, following their involvement in the leaked tape that is being investigated by Parliament.
The tape allegedly contains a conversation between COP Mensah and Bugri Naabu, the former Northern Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), in which they discuss plans to remove the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
The Police Council said in a statement that the interdictions were necessary to "ensure the integrity of the ongoing investigations" into the matter.
The interdictions have been met with mixed reactions. Some people have welcomed the move, saying it is a sign that the Police Council is committed to ensuring that the rule of law is upheld. Others have criticized the move, saying it is an attempt to intimidate the witnesses in the case.
The Police Council has said that the investigations will be conducted in a fair and transparent manner. The Council has also assured the public that the integrity of the police service will not be compromised.
The leaked tape has caused a lot of public outrage and has raised questions about the state of the police service in Ghana. The interdictions of COP Mensah and Supt. Asare are seen as a way to restore public confidence in the police service.
The investigations into the matter are ongoing and it is not yet clear what the outcome will be. However, the interdictions of COP Mensah and Supt. Asare are a significant development in the case and it will be interesting to see how the investigations proceed.