MP Drags Two Police Officers To Parliamentary Privileges Committee

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Member of Parliament for Madina Constituency has requested Parliament to invite two senior police officers to the Privileges Committee for manhandling him during a demonstration in his Constituency.

Hon Francis-Xavier Sosu made an official complaint to the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament and the house that, on 25th October he led his Constituents who were demonstrating about the poor nature of their roads.

The bad roads start from Otinibi to Ayimensah.

According to the Lawmaker, the two senior police officers ACP Issac Kwadwo Asante who is the Regional Operations Commander of the Greater Accra Region and ACP Eric Winful also the Divisional Commander of the Adentan Abokobi Division of Ghana Police Service restricted him from attending to Parliamentary duties and manhandled him.

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He said the police invited him to the Greater Accra Regional office whiles he was on the podium addressing the demonstrators which he informed them he will honour their call after attending Parliamentary duties but they resisted.

He said the two policemen led their boys to manhandle and humiliated him in the presence of his constituents.

He said the police bangled him like a common criminal until the youth of his constituents came to his rescue.

According to him the police still attacked him in his car stopping him from moving until he moved forcefully telling them to write to the speaker for his arrest.

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He, therefore, sited order 73 of the Parliamentary Standing Order to invite them to the Privileges Committee.

Rt. Hon. Speaker Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin referred the issue to the Privileges Committee under Order 31.

By Obaapa Naana Frimpomaa

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