September 27, 2018

Following reports of Police invasion of the residences of Member of Parliament for Asutifi South, Alhaji Collins Dauda, the speaker of Parliament Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye has cautioned the Security services to desist from the act going forward.

According to him the actions by the Ghana Police Service is not in consonant with Parliamentary privileges for Members of Parliament.

Social media was awashed Tuesday morning with news that Inspector general of police has ordered the arrest of a sitting member of parliament for Asutifi south Hon Collins Dauda.

The report indicated that some arm police invaded the premises of the MP ostensibly to pick him up with regards to him organizing some groups for violence acts at his constituency concerning the ongoing limited voter registration in the Brong Ahafo region.

The speaker disclosed that the issue was discussed at the leadership level of Parliament and prompted all to the fact that the privileges of a member of parliament has clearly been spelt out in the 1992 Constitution of the republic of Ghana.

The privileges he said applies to all members of parliament irrespective of which side of the house he or she comes from at all times and in all circumstances.

By Christian Kpesese/