Former president John Dramani Mahama has described as ‘needless’ the scuffle between the Ghana Police Service and Parliament over th arrest of Madina lawmaker, Francis Xavier Sosu.
Speaking on Accra-based Power FM ahead of his tour of the Greater Accra Region, Mr. Mahama said Parliament and police needed to come to an amicable settlement on the matter like had been done in the past.
“There are also procedures they can use to resolve this matter, including inviting the police to speak to the MP involved in the speaker’s office. You do not just arrest and interrogate him.”
“Under our constitution, there is the separation of powers and special dispensation to deal with MPs who violate the law.”
“The president can use the police to harass other arms of government. This is why MPs are enjoying a certain immunity. That is why the police treat their cases differently,” Mr. Mahama said.