Leaked IGP Tape: Committee to grill Bugri Naabu again
The woes of former Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), Mr. Daniel Bugri Naabu are far from over as he has been summoned before the seven-member ad-hoc committee of parliament probing a leaked tape in which he and some senior police officers were allegedly plotting the removal of the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Dr. George Akufo Dampare.
This portal has confirmed that Mr. Bugri Naabu is expeted to reappear before the seven-member committee on Tuesday September 12, 2023 for some intense interrogation.
Though the witness who admitted making the recording of the purported leaked tape which has subsequently birthed other audiovisuals had been discharged by the committee when he made his first appearance, some details require he is brought back to face a second round of interrogation for his roles in the whole issue.
Sources within the committee, reveal that some claims made by the witness turned out to be untrue considering the current turn of events and the emergence of some audiovisuals in which he was captured making shocking disclosures, his presence would be critical.
Bugri Naabu confesses receiving GHc10k from police monthly
Late last week, the embattled witness in yet another leaked audio confessed to receiving Ghc10, 000 monthly from the Ghana Police Service.
Mr. Bugri Naabu in defense of the amount he receives, indicates that it for his services of providing secret information to the police in his capacity as a paramount chief.
The confession of Bugri Naabu was in response to a query from someone on the other end of a telephone conversation who described the chief as untruthful over certain claims.
In the 5:40 minutes audio and many others that have since gone viral on social media, an angry NPP stalwart is heard saying in response to claims he receives GHc10,000 monthly from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare that.“It is the police who are paying me and not Dampare. I receive Ghc10, 000 from the police. I don’t know it is coming from Dampare. They give me that amount for the security work I am doing as a paramount chief and when they is a problem I report to them”, he disclosed
Mr. Daniel Bugri Naabu who has been embroiled in series of controversies, had revealed that before an ad-hoc committee of parliament probing a plot by some senior police officers to oust the Inspector General of Police was meant for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He told the committee that he was afraid of his inability to recall exactly what he was being told by the police officers and so decided to record and when he is granted the audience of the President he could play it to him.
“You know the President, if I go and meet him and tell him this is what I heard and he does get any evidence he may not believe me. So I recorded it so that if I met him and I asked, he would play it for him”, he revealed to the committee.
In view of the inconsistencies in his claims and latest information available to the committee, the traditional ruler would be expected give clarity on a number of issues he raised during his first appearance.