Minority Leader Hon. Haruna Iddrisu has stated that the Minority NDC Caucus in Parliament will not respond to any social media invitation from the Ghana Police Service.
This follows reports on social media claiming that they (Minority) have been summoned to court and failed to show up on the set day which was Monday 4 January, 2021, after they were charged over their march to the Electoral Commission (EC) head office on 22 December 2020.
When the case was called in Accra Circuit Court on Monday January 4 2021, the police prosecutor indicated his readiness to proceed with the case, but with none of the accused persons present or their lawyers in court, the circuit court judge was forced to adjourn the case without a new set date.
However, in an interview with the Parliamentary Press Corps on Monday 4, January, 2021 the Minority Leader disclosed that he did not receive any court writ summoned.
“I have not been personally served as is the requirement of the law and many of my colleagues and therefore, I should only be walking to court, if there was a personal service” We [NDC] officially notified the Ghana Police Service that the party will embark on a number and series of actions of which we (Minority caucus) are part of the NDC party”Words of Haruna Iddrisu during a Press Corps interview
He described the alleged summon to the Minority Members to appear in court as a deliberate attempt to portray the minority in Parliament as lawless persons.
The Tamale South Legislature thus accused the Police Service of allowing itself to be manipulated. Furthermore, he stated that there is some confusion in the minds of the Ghana police Service, of which he advised them to resolve those confusions in their minds and come back properly in accordance with the law
By Mary Quartey