The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has disclosed its intention of petitioning the Supreme Court to seek interpretation of some constitutional provisions used by Parliament to shield MPs from being arrested or interrogated.

The Acting Director-General of the Service’s Public Affairs Directorate, ACP Kwesi Ofori, explained that the move is necessary to guide the police on future arrest of legislators.

“The police could have used all necessary force to apprehend him [Mr Sosu] since he was at the demonstration, but they did not. So as an honourable MP involved in the formulation of laws, he should submit to police authority by coming to write a statement.

“Refusal to appear before the police is not a good thing. The police can go on to further look for interpretation at the Apex Court of the country,” he told JoyNews.

The police have been on the heels of MP for Madina Francis-Xavier Sosu for his involvement in a violent demonstration over roads in his constituency last week.

The police’s attempt to invite the MP to assist in investigations has proven unsuccessful after the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, refused to release him.

In a rebuttal, the Minority Leader said the legislature is not shielding the Madina lawmaker.

Haruna Iddrisu stressed that he will personally walk the MP to the police if the processes and procedures are followed.

He further added that MPs have always cooperated with the police but only when the proper channels are used.



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