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You Can’t Cowed us with ‘thuggery, harassment– Minority to IGP

The Minority caucus in Parliament has cautioned the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) to stop what they described as “thuggery harassment ” on its members by raiding their homes at dawn in the name if investigation.

The police at dawn on Tuesday September 25, raided the home of Hon Collins Dauda, Member of Parliament for Asutifi South for investigations on a riots that broke in the Constituency between two rival factions.

However, addressing press in parliament on the matter, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, condemned the police action and demanded that they must respect the laws of the country.

“We demand civility and courtesy in this matter. We expect that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Minister for the Interior must know that which is legally and constitutionally appropriate. We have never ever said anywhere that Members of Parliament are above the law or above criminal investigations but to besiege the home of an MP with that thuggery of men in uniform is intimidating and unacceptable for us,” he stated.

In his view, they are not perturbed by “harassment and intimidation” but “it must stop”.

Mr Iddrisu added that they “are capable of responding to those threats of intimidation and harassment” and urged President Nana Akufo-Addo and the ministers in charge of security to beware of the fact that “Ghana is not a Banana Republic”.

There was a dawn raid by eight armed officer at the residence of Mr Dauda, over alleged violence associated with the limited voter registration exercise.

This is the fourth time NDC MP under the current administration. The first three were Dr Kwabena Donkor, MP for Pru East, John Jinapore, MP for Kusagu, and Dr Dominic Ayine, MP for Bolga East.

Source: therepiblicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba

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