Former Deputy Defence Minister, Major Derrick Oduro (Rtd.), has said that there is no need for the Inspector General of Police, Dr.
Dampare orchestrated the recording of the leaked tape and has the original copy and must be called upon if the committee needs the tape.
But Major Oduro (Rtd) in an interview on Eyewitness News on Citi FM, intimated that there is no need for the IGP to be invited before the Committee.
“There is no need for the IGP to be invited because it is an accusation against him and I don’t know the terms of reference [of the Committee] and we are talking about a leaked tape, and I am not sure the terms of reference cover anything that will warrant the invitation of the IGP, and so I don’t think it is in a good direction for them to invite the IGP.”
“The Committee should consider the matter as it has been reported in the leaked tape and that should end it.”
What the committee is interested in is whether the tape in question is authentic or not.”
So I think that it’s only fair that before we make any conclusive statements as a committee, especially as the IGP’s name has been mentioned, in line with natural justice, we should hear from him