“Those MPs Caught On Camera Engaging In Violence Should Be Made To Face The Law” – OccupyGhana.

Pressure group, OccupyGhana wants the legislators who were involved in Monday’s brawl in Parliament to be prosecuted.

The group said it is disappointed at the trend of use of violence by MPs in recent times especially when it is expected to be one of the most democratic institutions.

The decision of the First Deputy Speaker to take leave of the Speaker’s chair for the Second Deputy Speaker to take charge allegedly to enable him to participate in voting on the controversial E-levy on Monday night occasioned disagreement from the Minority.

Subsequently, a brawl ensued with dozens of the opposition parliamentarians exchanging fisticuffs with their colleagues on the majority side while some officials of Parliament tried to protect the Speaker’s seat and the mace of Parliament from being vandalized.

But in a statement on Wednesday, OccupyGhana said all the legislators caught on camera involved in the fight should be made to face the law despite the police service’s claim that it does not have the power to intervene.

“Since the law is no respecter of persons, those MPs caught on camera engaging in violence should be made to face the law. We note that the police have already indicated by its public statement dated 21st December 2021, that it is powerless to intervene in this matter. We disagree,” OccupyGhana said in the statement.

It argued that the immunities granted Members of Parliament does not include crimes committed “anywhere, including the floor of Parliament.”

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