The Ghana Police Service has suspended the interdiction of three senior officers linked to a controversial leaked audio recording involving former Commissioner of Police (COP) George Alex Mensah, Superintendent Emmanuel Eric Gyebi, and Superintendent George Lysander Asare.
The initial interdiction, announced in a press statement on Thursday morning, cited their involvement in the contentious audio recording, which is currently under parliamentary scrutiny.
However, in a new press statement dated September 7, 2023, the police administration explained that the suspension was necessary to avoid prejudicing the ongoing parliamentary probe into the matter.
The decision has raised questions about the authenticity of the audio recording and its implications for the ongoing investigation.
The parliamentary inquiry, spearheaded by Chairman Samuel Atta Akyea, now faces the challenge of incorporating a new audio recording that casts doubt on the original leaked tape.
The committee must decide whether to hold an in-camera hearing based on the evidence presented, and stakeholders may be summoned with their legal representatives for cross-examination.
As the committee deliberates on the best course of action, the emergence of this new audio recording adds an intriguing twist to the ongoing investigation, raising questions about the veracity of the allegations made in the original leaked tape and the potential impact on national security.
Attached below are copies of the police statements announcing the interdiction and the suspension of the interdiction