The Chairman of the special committee tasked with a probe into a leaked tape on plans to remove the IGP from office, Samuel Atta Akyea has strongly criticised the Vice Chairman of the committee, James Agalga over comments that it was unlawful for the committee to demand for call logs of the IGP as evidence.

Atta Akyea says James Agalga’s lack of understanding of the Constitution is to blame for what he deems as the mess created by the committee.

Speaking in Parliament in Accra on Wednesday, Att Akyea said “We shall have the powers, rights, and privileges of High Court. So what are you saying that we can’t commandeer law? …So, what are you saying you don’t have the power.”

“That is why you messed up. You didn’t understand the Constitution,” he stated.

Atta Akyea added that the report of the committee is anaemic and lacks substance for any Parliamentary action.

The committee’s report which was not signed by the Chairman revealed that the three senior police officers, COP Alex George Mensah, Supt., George Lysander Asare and Supt. Emmanuel Eric Gyebi, misconducted themselves, a major offence under Police regulations, and must be sanctioned in accordance with the Police disciplinary procedure.

However, in debating the report on the floor of Parliament, the Chairman, Samuel Atta Akyea urged the house to reject the committee’s report over the lack of logical foundation.

“I want to submit with the greatest of respect that this report reduced parliament and the good committee of parliament to a conveyor belt that anything they drop on it should go. You do not just listen to people who come before a committee and that will bring you to a conclusion of the matter. You delve into the matters. A committee of parliament is not a conveyor belt. They’re supposed to delve into this matter. And on that showing, this report is so anaemic.”

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