The Member of Parliament Assin Central, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has added his submission to the recent arrest of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) Chief Executive, Mr. Abdul-Mumin Issah.
According to the lawmaker, rather than pummeling the government official alone, there is the need to likewise look at the job of the Police Inspector involved.
The member of parliament who believes the police inspector equally exhibited indiscipline conduct as he was seen in the viral video trading words with the estranged MCE made this assertions known on Net 2 television’s “The Seat” show.
“What I will say is, he (the MCE) should be pardoned. But he must respect the law, because they (police) are the same people who protect us. If you listen to the officer involved, he was also not disciplined.“
“You cannot as a police officer also treat anyone the way you want because you are wearing a uniform,” he stated, before adding, “It was the Police officer that recorded the interaction but he is a bogus Police officer, the way he is talking, screaming.”
Relative to the defence that the Police officer mounted in seeking to fully enforce the relevant law, Agyapong stressed that there was the need for cordiality and cooperation on both sides.
“You need not know he is an MCE to be sober. Every Ghanaian deserves respect. Even if he makes a mistake and you need to correct him and you use the wrong approach, things get out of hand,” he added.
He further affirmed that the official was the person who recorded the said video, portraying him as ‘indiscipline and bogus.’
The MCE was captured last week and accused of among others, traffic offenses and compromising an authority working, he was conceded bail toward the end of last week subsequent to showing up in court.
He has additionally been suspended by the Minister for Local Government on the directions of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The Western Regional Minister has been approached to act in his stead.