On Thursday morning, the Ghana Police Service in a press statement announced the interdiction of three senior officers due to their involvement in a contentious audio recording, now under parliamentary scrutiny.
However, in a new twist the same day with another press statement dated September 7, 2023, the police administration announced the suspension of the interdiction.
“In order not to prejudice the ongoing probe [by Parliament], the Police administration has suspended their interdiction”, the press statement signed and issued by the Director of Police Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Grace Ansah-Akrofi explained.
In the earlier press statement, the police administration said it had interdicted the three officers, namely Commissioner of Police (COP) Mr. George Alex Mensah, Superintendent Mr. Emmanuel Eric Gyebi, and Superintendent Mr. George Lysander Asare while further disciplinary procedures were being pursued in compliance with Police Service regulations.
Prior to the reversal of the interdiction, some public discussions had suggested that the interdiction was premature.
All the two press statements dated the same day, September 7, 2023, were signed by the Director of Police Public Affairs