Police interrogate Kennedy Agyapong in Parliament

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, was interrogated by the police in the precincts of parliament in Accra yesterday.

The subject of the in-camera interrogation is still unclear, but DAILY GUIDE learnt that the exercise was carried out in the presence of some leaders of parliament by officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.

However, it was widely speculated that the interrogation had to do with either the murder of the undercover private investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale of the Tiger Eye PI or Mr. Agyapong’s interview with the BBC on the murder in which he allegedly accused the police of not having the knack for intelligence and good investigations.

He had reportedly told the BBC that he as MP can even do a better investigation through genuine intelligence.

Earlier reports said that an initial invitation from the police directly to the MP was not honoured because it did not pass through the Speaker of Parliament.

On the floor of parliament on Wednesday, the Assin Central MP was angry with the Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, for dragging him to the Privileges Committee for the second time over his public conduct and utterances which the Minority Chief Whip described as contemptuous of Parliament.

In the ensuing heat, the Assin Central MP clashed with the Minority Chief Whip and the two traded invectives for some time.

They almost traded blows but for the timely intervention of other colleagues who were there to separate them.

During parliamentary press briefings yesterday, the Minority Chief Whip, who doubles as NDC MP for Asawase, unreservedly apologized to the public for “the unfortunate open confrontation between himself and the Assin Central MP, Ken Agyapong, in the chamber of parliament on Wednesday.”

The Asawase MP said that he felt “very ashamed” for the incident, adding that as a member of the leadership of parliament, he should have restrained himself no matter the degree of provocation by his colleague.

“I regret whatever happened between me and Ken Agyapong,” he said.

He expressed hope that such unfortunate and ugly incident would never happen again in parliament.

Source: dailyguideafrica.com

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