Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has admonished the police for its decision to interdict the bodyguard of Francis Xavier-Sosu, lawmaker for Madina Constituency.
Inspector Agbavor was cited for alleged misconduct, forming the reason for his interdiction.
He is accused to have recklessly driven into a crowd after a protest on the Ayi Mensah-Danfa Road, endangering the lives of two senior officers and other civilians.
A statement issued by Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Eric Owusu Mensah on behalf of the Speaker on Wednesday November 3 said “Mr Speaker acknowledges that the Police Service requires the support of everyone to conduct their affairs and that support will be granted, provided their services are within the boundaries of the law and rules established by the provisions of the 1992 constitution and other laws governing democracy and all civilized societies.
“The Police service should also not be allowed to use threats of administrative sanctions to make ineffective the Parliamentary Protection Unit by interdicting officers who are lawfully protecting their principles and whose only crime, if any, is to be assigned to protect a Member of Parliament.
“The Rt Honourable Speaker believes that the action taken by the Police Service to interdict the bodyguard of the Hon Member of Parliament for Madina could potentially affect the morale of all bodyguards of Members of Parliament and weaken the ability of the guards to provide the needed protection of Members of Parliament in generals.”