Kennedy-Agyapong

Parliament has referred Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon Kennedy Agyepong to the Privileges Committee of Parliament over his threat of death against Joyfm reporter, Erastus Asare Donkor.

The House decision followed a motion filed by Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, invoking parliament power under it’s Standing Order 27, to investigate its member conduct which continuously brings the name of Parliament into disrepute.

According to Suhuyini, Hon Ken Agyepong sat on his own Television Station, Net2 TV, and carried out the threat that if he was President of the Republic of Ghana, he would have had Erastus Donkor beaten mercilessly.

The threats, Suhuyini said has since been reported to the police Criminal Investigation Department(CID) for investigation.

The Tamale North lawmaker said the Hon Agyepong conduct sought to bring the name of parliament into disrepute on grounds that he has been named as Chairman of the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament.

He added that Ken Agyepong made similar comments and shown picture of Ahmed Saule, which compromised his identity.

Ahmed Saule, Suhuyini said was subsequently murdered and up till date the culprits are not yet apprehended.

He, therefore, wants Privileges Committee to investigate the Assin Central MP conduct and prescribe sanction if found guilty of contempt.

The Rt. Hon Speaker, Alban Bagbin, accepted the Motion having met the Standing Orders and referred it to the Privileges Committee.

The Committee which is being Chaired by the First Deputy Speaker, Hon Joseph Osei Owusu, MP for Bekwei will conduct a preliminary investigation to establish if indeed the Assin Central MP did make such threats and if such threats constitute contempt of parliament.

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The Committee report will be laid before the plenary for debate as whether there is a prima Facia case against the Assin Central lawmaker.

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