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General News of Saturday, 16 March 2019


Kennedy Agyapong has no power to dismiss a police officer – Ghana Police

Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central

The Ghana Police Service has taken a strong exception to the conduct of the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, who was captured on tape threatening to cause the dismissal of a Police officer on duty at the University of Education, Winneba, during a student demonstration Thursday.

A statement signed by Director General of the Public Affairs Department of the Ghana Police Service, Friday cautioned the MP to be careful in his engagements with police officers when they are carrying out their lawful duties

“The Police Administration, therefore, takes very 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”, the statement indicated.

According to the police, the MP was “seen in an aggressive mood saying he will make sure a serving Police officer was dismissed for no apparent reasons”.

But the Central Regional Police Commander who the police say was at the scene intervened and made it clear to the MP that he had no such powers.

“The Police Administration, therefore, wishes to affirm the stance of the Central Regional Polio Commander that. nobody wields the authority to cause the dismissal of a Police Officer without law, justification and due process”, the statement reiterated.

The police administration also assures all police officers that it will always stand by them as long as their actions are professional.