Criminal MPs using Prof Mike Oquaye as ‘legal helmet’ – Abronye alleges

General News of Friday, 28 September 2018

Source: mynewsgh.com

2018-09-28

Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament

The Brong Ahafo Regional First Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe has accused Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye of shielding criminals including Members of Parliament (MPs) all in the name of protecting the Constitution.

His attacks on the third gentleman of the land follow reports that the police raided the home of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmaker for Asutifi South, Alhaji Collins Dauda in connection with alleged abatement of assault.

But Abronye DC as he is affectionately called commenting on the development on Neat FM’s morning show monitored by MyNewsGh.com’s reporters said the Speaker of Parliament has no right to interfere in police’s work.

“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”, the NPP communicator fumed

“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,” Kwame Baffoe alleged.

Background

The Former Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Alhaji Collins Dauda has been charged with abetment of crime according to General Secretary of National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

The Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu on Monday dawn ordered for the arrest of Member of Parliament (MP) for Asutifi South Constituency, Collins Dauda.

The order was given on Monday night while Mr Dauda was on his way to Accra. Armed police picked Mr Dauda at 2am this dawn.

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu confirmed the arrest but wondered why they will give such an order when perpetrators of heinous crimes in the area are walking free.

“Armed policemen stormed there at 2 am dawn to arrest him. He called the Regional Police Commander who also informed him that the IGP gave the order but he also indicated that Speaker of Parliament has recalled the house and he was on his way to attend parliamentary proceedings”, he disclosed.

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