The Parliamentary Committee that investigated the leaked tape involving a plot by senior police officers to remove the Inspector-General of Police has recommended sanctions for the three officers involved.

Chaired by Abuakwa South lawmaker Samuel Atta Akyea, the Committee found that officers COP Alex George Mensah, Supt. George Lysander Asare, and Supt. Emmanuel Eric Gyedi had misconducted themselves, which constitutes a major offence under Police regulations.

The Committee recommended that these officers be sanctioned according to the Police disciplinary procedure.

It has requested that the House communicate its findings to the President, in line with Section 19 of the Police Service Act, 1970 (Act 350), to ensure appropriate sanctions are imposed.

“The House should communicate its findings to the President pursuant to Section 19 of the Police Service Act, 1970 (Act 350) which vests disciplinary powers in the President, to determine the appropriate sanctions for COP George Alex Mensah, Supt George Lysander Asare and Supt Eric Emmanuel Gyebi who have misconducted themselves professionally by breaching among others the following:  Section 17(d) of the Police Service Act, 1970 (Act 350) which states that:

“It shall be misconduct for a police officer to engage in any activity outside his official duties which is likely to involve him in political controversy or to lead to his taking improper advantage of his position in the Police Service.

“Regulation 82(1) (c) of the Police Service Regulations, 2012 (C.I 76) which states that: “It is a major offence for an officer to engage in an activity outside official duties which is likely to “Involve the officer in political controversy or lead to the officer taking improper advantage of that officer’s position in the service,” the report said.

The three officers were heard on the leaked tape plotting the removal of the Inspector-General of Police alongside the former Northern regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Daniel Bugri Naabu.