General News of Thursday, 27 September 2018
The Brong Ahafo Regional First Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe has chided Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye for scolding the police over the “rambo-style” arrest of Member of Parliament for Asutifi South, Alhaji Collins Dauda.
The speaker had urged the Police administration to follow the laid-down procedure of inviting Members of Parliament (MP) to assist in police investigations.
His comment follows reports that the police raided the homes of the MP for Asutifi South, Alhaji Collins Dauda in connection with alleged abatement of assault.
The law requires the police to inform the speaker and the leadership of Parliament in matters of police investigations involving MPs.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament Tuesday, Prof Oquaye condemned the manner in which the police disregard the privileges enjoyed by parliamentarians.
But Abronye DC as he is affectionately called commenting on the Speaker’s position said the Speaker of Parliament has no right to warn the police.
He accused Prof Oquaye of shielding what he describes as lawlessness by a Member of Parliament, a situation he said does not augur well for Ghana’s democracy.
“Prof Oquaye should know that he is not the only lawyer in this country. He should come again because a lawyer doesn’t behave like that. How can you warn the police and interfere in their work”.
“Collins Dauda is not a saint. He is the cause of all the troubles in that town and so the speaker should just leave the matter to the police to deal with,” he said on Neat FM as monitored by Adomonline.com.
Abronye DC said he will go all out to ensure that Collins Dauda is brought to book.