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COP Mensah Reveals Persistent ‘Underworld Influence’ In Election Processes In Ghana



Commissioner of Police George Alex Mensah, while testifying at a parliamentary hearing on August 31, 2023, regarding the leaked tape discussing a political plot to remove Inspector-General of Police George Akuffo Dampare, disclosed the significant impact of covert activities on electoral outcomes. During his testimony, COP Mensah was questioned about his comments concerning clandestine activities labeled as “mafia work” in the context of elections.

During the inquiry, James Agalga, a lawmaker from the National Democratic Congress, posed a question to him:

“When you give indication in the audio that as for election it is about mafia work, can you tell us what you mean by that?”

COP Mensah responded: “Honourable, I never said election is about mafia work. I said in elections, there is always some mafia work. I never said election is mafia work.

“What do I mean by that? During elections, if you don’t provide the needed security for persons to come out and vote peacefully and you allow people to come and disturb, snatch boxes at your strongholds, then you are ending in opposition, that is what I meant,” he stressed.

Regarding the mentioned audio recording in a general sense, he acknowledged the presence of his voice in certain segments of the tape, but he also raised the possibility that some sections of the audio might have been tampered with or fabricated.

“I identify some voices that resemble mine but I cannot state specifically that these are my voices. I hear a voice that represents my voice but I can’t accept everything in the conversation.

“… the audio that I listened to here today is an edited version of the conversation that we had. And because of that, wholly this audio that we have listened to is not genuine,” he said.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com


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