Security Analyst, Adam Bonah, has proposed that Commissioner of Police (COP) George Alex Mensah undergo a mental assessment due to discrepancies observed in his testimonies during the investigation into an alleged conspiracy to remove Ghana’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
COP Mensah, when questioned by the investigative committee, presented contradictory statements on various occasions.
When the committee drew COP Mensah’s attention to the inconsistencies in the confessions, he said, “I don’t remember some of the things I said yesterday. It wasn’t from my mind, but I’m not challenging what Parliament recorded.”
Adam Bonah has highlighted the Commissioner of Police’s (COP) struggles in recalling statements he made in prior sessions, combined with the inconsistencies in his testimonies. This has raised significant concerns about the COP’s mental well-being.
“I am not saying he is mentally ill, but I will recommend to the committee to get him to do some mental evaluation.
“Because if you said something yesterday in public and you couldn’t remember it today, then it raises concern. You heard Samuel Atta Akyea himself saying that you have found your memory,” he said.
He emphasized the crucial need to ascertain the mental fitness of COP Mensah, especially considering his senior position as a police officer with extensive experience.
“He is a grown man with about 31 years in the police service and he is almost 60 years old, obviously, it looks like all these have affected mentally if you ask me,” he continued.
“I stand to be corrected but I would recommend that COP Alex Mensah be asked to undertake some psychological or mental evaluation to make sure that he is mentally sound. Because his answers likely didn’t make sense. He was asked to provide some information which he didn’t,” he continued.