The Member of Parliament (MP) for Kade, Kwabena Ohemeng Tinyaase, was stopped by police for flouting road regulations but the lawmaker insisted that since he was being chauffeured in his official capacity, he was above the law, in a video sighted by YEN.com.gh.
Kwabena Ohemeng Tinyaase, Member of Parliament for Kade in the Eastern region, was on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, caught by police officers for flouting road regulations along the Legon-GIMPA road in Accra.
But in the video sighted by YEN.com.gh courtesy Citi TV, the lawmaker insisted that since he was being driven to Parliament, his official workplace, the application of the law on his indiscretion should be suspended.
It was notasif the Tinyaase tried to gently reason with the police officers to find common ground. He could be heard saying, "To every rule, there is an exception. You should make exceptions for me. I am working in the national interest."
The MP moved his weight about, boasting that the law can never be applied to him in that particular context since "I have to get to Parliament by 8am".
The incensed lawmaker was angry that he was arrested by law enforcers while on his way to make laws.
He did not want his driver to cooperate with the police officers, angrily shouting, "You cannot do this to me."
Other notable persons stopped included Colonel Joseph Azar Akampachab, who was arrested for driving against traffic with his flashlights and a New Patriotic Party big wig who works at the Controller and Accountant Generals Department.
The arrests area part of a campaign by Citi TV's War Against Indiscipline in association with law officers.
While hundreds of ordinary members of the public have been caught breaking different kinds of laws, cameras have also caught members what may be described ruling and upper middle classes.
People on social media have therefore sought to make the point that lawlessness that is thought to be the resort of poor and unprivileged people, may not be the case.
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Source: Yen News