The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has denied assaulting the Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Paul Manly Awini.
Attorney for the Assin Central legislator, Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin, said the police “must properly evaluate the fact made available to them.”
“I Just want to put on record that there was no such assault on any police officer in my presence,” he said.
The Ghana Police Service has written to Parliament to request the release of Mr Agyapong to face assault charges against him.
In a letter to the leadership of Parliament, the police indicated that Hon. Agyapong is requested to assist in investigations against him by Detective Sergeant George Ofori, the Central Region Divisional Commander.
In the letter signed by the Director-General/Administration, Commissioner of Police (COP), Mr Ken Yeboah said: “The said incident is alleged to have occurred on 14th March, 2019, during a demonstration by students of University of Education at Winneba”.
“In the circumstances, we respectfully crave your indulgence to release Hon. Kennedy Agyapong to report to the Central Regional Police Commander to assist with investigations into the alleged assault,” it stated.
Detective Sergeant Ofori on March 17, 2019, reported to the Central Regional Police Command that he and other police personnel were performing their lawful duties of providing security at the forecourt of the Administration block of the University of Education, Winneba, to protect that facility against irate rampaging students.
According to the complainant, Mr Agyapong and the NPP MP for Effutu, Mr Afenyo Markins, accompanied by some irate youth numbering about 500, stormed the forecourt apparently to see the Regional Police Commander.