Member of Parliament for Wa West, Peter Lanchene Toobu has chided the police for their treatment of Madina MP, Francis Xavier Sosu.
Mr Sosu has been on the radar of the police after leading his constituents on a demonstration against bad roads.
They have officially charged him for causing damage to public property.
The Director General, Public Affairs Directorate of the Police Service, ACP Kwasi Ofori, said on Wednesday November 3 that he is expected to appear in court on November 8,
“The Police has obtained a criminal summons and has been duly served for him to appear in court on November 8…as we enumerated the charges includes obstructing the highway, causing damage to public property,” he said.
Speaking in an interview on TV3, Peter Toobu said the action by the Police as an exercise in futility.
“I think that this whole show is some exercise in futility. The MP is not going to appear before court until he is released by the Speaker of Parliament. The Speaker is saying as we speak , we are very tight in Parliament and he cannot release the MP and there is a procedure to arrest an MP, there is a procedure to serve court proceedings on an MP and the Police know that.
“As for charging him, the thing that he has contributed to causing damage to public property or he has caused damage to public property, if they are trying to show power, Parliament has the authority. But it is not about showing authority, it is about complementing each other’s effort and checking and balancing each other’s roles to ensure that Ghana develops.”