The Ghana Police Service has cautioned the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong for allegedly obstructing an officer from endeavor his lawful responsibility.
The warning was contained in a press release issued by the service on the again of a viral video that confirmed the legislator gesturing angrily and aggressively in the direction of a police officer on the University of Education, Winneba on Thursday.
In the video, the MP was seen pointing a finger at an officer.
The video has attracted a number of feedback on social media with many calling for the Member of Parliament to be known as to order and even arrested over his conduct.
But the police in a press release a day after the incident indicated that Kennedy Agyapong doesn’t have “the authority to cause the dismissal of a Police Officer without lawful justification and due process.”
The police defined within the assertion that, its consideration was drawn to the truth that Kennedy Agyapong was seen and heard intimidating a police officer in the course of the scholar demonstration on the North campus of the University of Education, Winneba.
The Police mentioned the incident has been corroborated by an eyewitness who confirmed that Kennedy Agyapong “in an aggressive mood” informed a serving officer that he’ll make it possible for he’s dismissed for unknown causes.
“The Police Administration has also taken note of the fact that the Central Regional Police Commander who was at the spot instantly told Kennedy Agyapong he had no powers to dismiss any Police Officer performing his or her lawful duties,” the assertion famous.
The Assin Central MP was reportedly on the college as a part of a delegation to attempt to enchantment to factions that have been protesting on the college’s campus on that day.
An illustration was being held by college students of the college to demand the dismissal of the college’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Afful Broni and reinstatement of some sacked lecturers.
The protest, nonetheless, turned violent, resulting in the pelting of stones by college students and firing of tear fuel by the police.
The MP in an try to deal with the state of affairs, reportedly, challenged the authority of the police in coping with the matter.
“The Police Administration, therefore, wishes to affirm the stance of the Central Regional Police Commander, that, nobody wields that authority to cause the dismissal of a Police Officer without lawful justification and due process,” the police added within the assertion.
“The Police Administration, therefore, takes strong exception to the behaviour of Mr. Kennedy Agyapong who is a Member of Parliament and advises him to be mindful of his actions towards Police Officers whilst performing their lawful duties,” it added.
The police additional mentioned it would proceed to defend and defend its officers supplied their actions are inside the confines of the legislation.
“Meanwhile, the Police Administration wishes to once again assure all Police Officers that it will stand by them at all times provided their conduct is professional and lawful.”
By: Jonas Nyabor | citinewsroom.com | Ghana