During his recent appearance before a parliamentary committee tasked with probing a widely circulated audio recording, COP Mensah reiterated his stance.
The recording features high-ranking police officials engaging in a conversation with Bugri Naabu, former Northern Regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), discussing strategies to remove the IGP.
Drawing on his extensive 31 years of experience in the Police Service, COP Mensah asserted, “In my three decades of service in the Police Force, this IGP is the worst I’ve encountered.”
He also disclosed that he had brought concerns to the IGP on multiple occasions, highlighting issues that were negatively impacting the morale of police officers. However, he claimed that his recommendations had fallen on deaf ears.
In a previous appearance before the committee, COP Mensah expressed his belief that the leadership style of the IGP had contributed to a decline in morale among many police officers.
He remarked, “Dampare’s management of the Police Service leaves much to be desired, and a significant number of police officers are discontented. Investigations can corroborate this sentiment, as discussions with officers will reveal.”
COP Mensah acknowledged his involvement in politics and his affiliation with the New Patriotic Party (NPP). These remarks align with statements made on a leaked audio recording where he discussed the imperative of removing the IGP to secure victory for the NPP in the upcoming 2024 elections.
However, COP Mensah vehemently disputed the authenticity of the leaked audio recording. He contended that the recording had been manipulated and did not accurately represent the original conversation with former NPP Northern Regional Chairman, Bugri Naabu. COP Mensah cited his inability to verify several details presented in the recording.
As the investigation into this matter unfolds, more details are expected to emerge.