MP Arrest: Common sense should have led Police to act professionally – Kwesi Pratt

MP Arrest: Common sense should have led Police to act professionally – Kwesi Pratt

Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt has slammed Ghana Police over circumstances leading to the arrest of Asutifi South MP, Collins Dauda.

His remarks comes after it emerged that the raids conducted at the NDC legislator’s home was targeted at his bodyguard. His bodyguard has allegedly been cited in some security breaches on party level.

Sharing his thoughts on the matter in a discussion on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on Wednesday, Mr Pratt said, “the police acted unprofessional and have become an embarrassment to government”.

“Developments on the matter have revealed that Mr. Dauda wasn’t the person they were after, but his bodyguard.

“Common sense should have led the police to act professionally by merely asking him to surrender his bodyguard instead of raiding his home,” he averred.

Mr Bernard Okoe Boye, MP for Ledzokuku constituency who was also a contributor on the show added that the police officers involved in the act be made to accept responsibility and face sanctions.

“The police is all we have. We must ensure they act professionally, to boost the confidence of the public in them,” Mr Okoe added.

Mr Pratt attributed the poor performance of police to the politicization of recruitment processes, vigilante groups among others.

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