The National Security Coordinator, Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo-Lartey, has insisted there is nothing to investigate in the infamous “Yaw Boateng Gyan tape”. He said a section of the media has doctored the tape to suit their parochial interest since what is available to National Security is totally different from what is on the airwaves.
“I listened to the tape more than five times, I really listened to it clearly, I had my people transcribe the tape into writing and I can follow through every single thing that had been used on that tape and I am convinced that a lot of things that was published on the net are not on that tape,” Lt. Col. Gbevlo-Lartey told Accra-based Joy FM.
He said although the National Security outfit quizzed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) national organizer on Monday about the tape, they found nothing untoward to warrant a probe.
The NDC capo was hauled before national security today for his comments over recruiting party members into the Special Forces of the Ghana Army.
Lt Col. Gbevlo-Lartey said “if you listen to that tape critically, there is nothing of value worth any investigation.”
“We have transcribed the tape and we have every single word. That tape is divided into two parts; the first part is a briefing that he gives to some people and tasked them to go out and collect information and in the second part the gentlemen he talks to start asking him some questions and he answers those questions.
There are two aspects of things getting into the security services, one was about identity cards and the second was about Special Forces.”
According to Lt Col. Gbevlo-Lartey, “Mr. Boateng Gyan did not promise them he will get them into the Special Forces. They can wish to join the Special Forces but it is not one’s wish, you will have to qualify before. All the things published on the net saying that they were going to send people out there to cause mayhem so that they can blame it on Nana Addo is wrong, there is nothing like that on the tape”.
“I am assuring you that I cannot sit here and start issuing ID cards to people. I will get into trouble and I’m not going to do that and I want this thing properly understood, perhaps it could be done when I am out of this office.”