Bagbin has 12 policemen protecting him; withdrawal of soldiers not an issue – Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has justified the withdrawal of military protection assigned to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.

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He said the withdrawal of the soldiers by the Chief of Defence Staff last week shouldn’t be a political issue.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Suame argued that the Speaker is highly protected.

“He has four police officers in his known residence. He has three police officers in his secretariat, and he has five other policemen in and around the Speaker’s office block any day, any time,” the Majority said in a statement.

“Indeed, none of the previous Speakers had half of the Police cover as has been accorded Rt. Hon. Bagbin. It must be emphasized for the record that Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has been served with the largest number of security personnel for his protection that none of the previous Speakers had,” it added.

According to a statement signed by Major General NP Andoh, the military personnel being called back did not go through the right processes before being attached to the Speaker’s office.

The names of the soldiers are given as WO1 Jafaru Bunwura, WOII Apugiba Awine David, S/Sgt Agbley Prosper and Sgt. Bonney Prince.

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