The Ghana Police Service has released a press statement dated 31st October 2021 to inform the public that Inspector Daniel Agbavor, the official bodyguard of the Member of Parliament for Madina Constituency Hon. Francis-Xavier Sosu has been interdicted for an alleged misconduct.
According to the press statement, the MP’s bodyguard has been interdicted for allegedly driving recklessly into a crowd after a protest on Monday, 25th October 2021 in Madina which directly endangered the lives of two senior officers and other civilians. Meanwhile, the two senior officers have reported the incident to the Police Administration for investigations to be carried out. In spite of this, the Parliamentary Protection unit has been tasked to assign a new bodyguard to the Madina MP.
The MP for Madina Constituency organized a demonstration with some members of his constituency on Monday, October 25, 2021 at Madina for the government to fix their roads. However, the police arrived at the scene to invite the MP to the police station, but the Member of Parliament declined explaining that he was doing his parliamentary duties and also enjoys parliamentary privileges. But according to the police, the reason they arrived at the scene was because the MP was allegedly involved in the blockade of a road and the destruction of public property during the protest.
Fast-forward, on Sunday, October 31, 2021, Hon. Francis-Xavier Sosu was in church when some men believed to be policemen who wore no uniform came to his church in Adenta. A video from the church premises which has gone viral revealed that his colleague NDC Member of Parliament, Hon. Muntaka had whisked him into the MP’s V8 Land Cruiser parked outside the church amidst arrest.
However, the police on yesterday evening released another press statement to deny the news that the policemen went there to arrest him. According to the police, the officers were there for intelligence purposes and not to effect any arrest. Investigations into the matter are still ongoing. The public has, however, been charged to maintain law and order. The statement noted.