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Be mindful of how you treat our officers – Police Administration cautions Ken Agyapong

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh

The Police Administration has cautioned MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong to be mindful of how he treats police officers.

The caution from the police comes on the back of reported clash between Kennedy Ohene Agyapong and a police officer over the violent protest at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) on Thursday.

In a video gone viral on social media, the vociferous MP was seen and heard intimidating a Police Officer during a student demonstration on the North campus of the university.

The MP was seen in an aggressive mood saying he will make sure the Police officer was dismissed.

The Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Paul Manly Awini, who was at the spot is said to have instantly told Mr Kennedy Agyapong he had no powers to dismiss any Police Officer performing his or her lawful duties.

 Kennedy Agyapong was in the company of the MP for Efutu, Alexander Afenyo Markin whose constituency the university is located had gone to the campus as part of mediating efforts to resolve the labour impasse when the confrontation between him and the police officer was captured.

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There has been a series of student protest on the campus of the University of Education, Winneba after some senior lecturers were sacked by the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. Afful-Broni last week.

In a statement signed and issued on Friday, March 15 by ACP David Eklu, Director-General of Police Public Affairs, the police administration assured all Police Officers that it will stand by them at all times provided their conduct is professional and lawful.

The Police Administration affirmed the stance of the Central Regional Police Commander that, “nobody wields the authority to cause the dismissal of a Police Officer without lawful justification and due process.”

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Below is the statement: Ghana News