The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram in the Greater Accra Region, Hon. Samuel Nartey George has reacted to a recent press release from the Ghana Police Service which holds that no police officer was sent to Madina MP’s church to arrest him.
As reported earlier by InsiderGH.com, some men, believed to be operatives of National Security massed up at the church of Lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu in an attempt to arrest him.
Reacting to the development in their usual press release, the police administration stated that “any plain-clothed police personnel found on the premises of the church may have been there for intelligence purposes and not to effect an arrest.”
In a response to the release from the Police, the Ningo-Prampram lawmaker stated that “ACP Kwesi Ofori and the IGP should tell their fib to class 1 kids that the plain cloth officers were there to gather intelligence. Absolute bumble! If they claim they would use ‘legal means’ to interrogate all suspects, they must be guided by Articles 117 & 118 of the 1992 Constitution and Standing Orders 28 & 30 of Parliament.”
He noted that he agrees that it is important for all of us to support the Ghana Police Service to maintain law and order.
“However, we shall resist them when they act outside the remit of the law with reckless abandon and in a capricious manner unbecoming of officers of the law,” he stated.
According to him, he has been a victim of the lack of professionalism and irresponsibility of SOME police officers and national security personnel and he has made it his life mission to continue to fight for reforms in what should be a model public service institution and would rest not until we rid the Police Service of these despicable bad nuts.