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Military invasion of Parliament: CDS tasked to probe incident – Kan Dapaah

Those involved in the scuffle will be sanctioned if it is established that their actions were unprofessional.

Albert Kan Dapaah, Minister-designate of National Security, has disclosed the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is launching investigations into the unprecedented military invasion of Parliament during its 8th inauguration.

He told Parliament’s Appointments Committee when he appeared before the 26-member committee to make a case for his approval for the position on Wednesday 10 February 2021.

Kan Dapaah indicated that those implicated will be sanctioned if it is established that their actions were unprofessional.

“I know that orders have been given to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) to investigate the military invasion of Parliament and to take the appropriate action, if he also comes to the conclusion that what happened on 7th January was totally unprofessional,” the Minister-designate of National Security divulged.

Armed military men on the dawn of January 7 stormed the Chamber of Parliament following the continued failure of the Members of Parliament-elect to elect the Speaker for the Eighth Parliament.

The soldiers, numbering about 20, emerged in the Chamber together with armed policemen ostensibly to restore calm in the Chamber.

The well-armed security detail, with some having facemasks, came to the floor of Parliament at about 3.30 a.m. reportedly on the orders of the former Minister of Defence, Mr. Dominic Nitiwul.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams

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