pThe Police administration has condemned the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Agyapong, for intimidating a police ffficer during demonstration by students on the North campus of the University of Education Winneba (UEW), last Thursday.
According to the police, in a video which has gone viral and has also been corroborated by eyewitnesses, the MP was seen in an aggressive mood, saying he would make sure a serving police officer was dismissed for no apparent reasons.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the Director–General of Police Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Eklu, and copied to the Ghanaian Times, in Accra.
ACP Eklu said the Police administration has also taken note of the fact that the Central Regional Police Commander, who was at the spot, instantly told Mr Agyapong he had no powers to dismiss any police officer performing lawful duties.
The statement indicated that the Police administration takes strong exception to the behaviour of Mr Agyapong, who is an MP, and advise him to be mindful of his actions towards police officers while performing their lawful duties.
‘’The Police administration, therefore, wishes to affirm the stance of the Central Regional Police Commander that nobody wields the authority to cause the dismissal of any police officer without lawful jurisdiction and due process,” ACP Eklu said.
He assured police officers that the Police Administration will stand by them at all times provided their conduct was professional and lawful.
BY TIMES REPORTER