By forbidding members of the Police Management Board (POMAB) from attending the closed-door proceedings, the chairman of the special parliamentary committee tasked with investigating the leaked audio that allegedly relates to plans to fire Inspector General of Police Samuel Atta Akyea has sparked controversy.
When their supervisor first spoke before the committee, these top police officers had already been present. But before starting the hearing’s latest procedures, Chairman Atta Akyea asked them to leave. As a result, the officers were left in a different conference room to wait for the IGP.
There are concerns regarding the decision made because committee sources claim that Chairman Atta Akyea voiced displeasure with the officers’ presence.
Meanwhile, Chairman Atta Akyea has come under fire from the IGP’s legal representative, Mr. Kwame Gyan, for allegedly having a hidden purpose against his client. Chairman Atta Akyea’s conduct of the probe has turned it into what some regard as a witch hunt, with the IGP now seemingly presented as the guilty, despite the fact that the IGP was the supposed victim in the leaked recording. As a result, individuals who were critical of the IGP’s involvement in the incident have been subjected to a lengthy and open-ended interrogation.
Lawyer Kwame Gyan raised his worries about Chairman Atta-Akyea’s behavior in an interview with Joy News, noting unfavorable remarks that would jeopardize the impartiality of the probe.