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Police Warns Ken Agyapong

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The police administration has warned NPP firebrand, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong to be mindful of his actions towards police officers.

According to the Police, the Services take very strong exception to the behavior of Mr. Agyapong who is the Member of Parliament for Assin Central in the Central Region.

The Police stated that the NPP MP must be mindful of his actions towards Police Officers whilst performing their lawful duties.

This follows last Thursday’s reported clash between the MP and a police officer over the violent protest at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).

In a video gone viral on social media, the MP was seen and heard intimidating a Police Officer during a student demonstration on the North campus of the university.

The MP was seen in an aggressive mood saying he would make sure the Police officer was dismissed.

The Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Paul Manly Awini, who was at the spot is said to have instantly told Mr. Agyapong he had no powers to dismiss any Police Officer performing his or her lawful duties.

There has been a series of unrests on the campus of the University of Education, Winneba since the sacking of three senior lecturers by the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. Afful-Broni last week.

The protests became destructive last Thursday and the university was subsequently closed down.

Mr Agyapong in the company of the MP for Efutu, Alexander Afenyo Markin whose constituency the university is located had gone to the campus as part of mediating efforts to resolve the impasse when the confrontation between him and the police officer was captured.

In a statement signed and issued by ACP David Eklu, Director-General of Police Public Affairs, the police administration assured all Police Officers that it will stand by them at all times provided their conduct is professional and lawful.

The Police Administration affirmed the stance of the Central Regional Police Commander that, “nobody wields the authority to cause the dismissal of a Police Officer without lawful justification and due process.”

It said the said video which has also been corroborated by eye witnesses, the MP for Assin Central was seen in an aggressive mood saying he will make sure a serving Police officer was dismissed for no apparent reasons.

The statement noted: “’The Police Administration has also taken note of the fact that the Central Regional Police Commander who was at the spot instantly told Mr. Kennedy Agyapong he had no powers to dismiss any Police Officer performing his or her lawful duties.”

ACP Eklu noted “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 a Police Officer without lawful justification and due process” adding that the Police wishes to once again assure all Police Officers that it will stand by them at all times provided their conduct is professional and lawful.”

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