Kwadwo Baah

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye, has served notice to cause the arrest of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante Akim North, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang for inciting the youth of the area against Fulani herdsmen.

The law maker on Tuesday led a demonstration at Asante Akim Agogo in the Ashanti Region to evict Fulani herdsmen from the area.

The demonstration was dubbed “Operation kill any cattle seen on farmland”.

But his action, according to the Police Commander, was a threat to the security of the area and therefore must be brought before the law to answer questions over his “hate speech”.

Baah Agyeman in an interview with Kasapa 102.3 FM Thursday confirmed that the regional Police Commander has called to threaten to arrest him over his action.

“It is true that the Police wants to arrest me and some others for inciting the youth in Asante Akyem Agogo. DCOP Kofi Boakye called and told me that he will get an order from the IGP and the Speaker of Parliament to come and arrest me. This is completely distasteful. The press statement was apt. Nothing about it was inciting. We only said what is going and highlighted what the regional security is supposed to be doing but are not doing as well as what we expected from the chiefs and they are not doing”.

“The Kumasi High Court has given a ruling dated 20 January 2011 that the regional security council should see to it that all the cattle on Asante Akyem lands are removed and but up till now they’ve not done it and the Fulanis are still killing our people and raping our women”.

“We were expecting the Police to have taken action based on the orders of the High Court but till date nothing has been done. So, this is what we told our people. Is it inciting?” the MP quizzed.

He said he will gladly honour the invitation whenever the Regional Police Commander serves him.

DCOP Kofi Boakye commenting on the issue condemned the action of the MP.

He said some actions have been taken by the Police where a number of Fulani herdsmen found to have breached the law have been arrested and prosecuted.