Police sends ‘strong’ warning to Ken for ‘intimidating’ officer
The Ghana Police Officer has sent a caution to the member of parliament for Assin Central constituency, Kennedy Agyapong asking him to be mindful of his actions and utterances.
The MP was seen in a heated exchange of words with the Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Paul Manly Awin during Thursday’s demonstration by students at the North campus of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).
The video has attracted several comments on social media with many calling for the Member of Parliament to be called to order and even arrested over his conduct.
The police service however in a statement said Kennedy Agyapong does not have “the authority to cause the dismissal of a Police Officer without lawful justification and due process.”
“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 statement noted.
The statement signed by ACP David Eklu, Director-General of the Public Affairs Department of the Police Service also stated that nobody can cause the dismissal of an officer who acts professionally.
“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 in the statement.
“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 statement further assured all officers that they will be protected as long as they do their work diligently and lawfully.