The Kwesimintsim branch Executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Western Region is billed to hold a Press conference this morning following the case of a middle-aged man who attempted suicide in parliament.
A man believed to be 35 years wearing a T-shirt of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP in the area has been arrested by Police for attempting to commit suicide in the chamber of Parliament.
The man, identified as Kojo Mensah was able to enter the public gallery as a guest carrying on him a rope which he tied around a chair threatening to jump from the first floor to his death.
It took the intervention of the Police who were in plain cloth to apprehend and save the situation while Thursday, June 13, 2019, sitting was ongoing.
Upon his arrest, the man was heard crying and shouting that “I want to talk to His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo”.
Commander of the Parliamentary Protection Unit, Supt Freeman Tetteh, briefing the media said the case has been referred to the Ministries’ Police Station for investigations.
The Member of Parliament for Manhyia North and Vice Chairman of the Defence and Interior Committee, Collins Owusu Amankwaa described the situation as very unfortunate and called for investigations into the matter.
He suspects that it was a well thought out plan “just to tarnish the image of Parliament”.
“We need to find out what transpired and must say that what happened is very unfortunate. What he demonstrated must not be entertained. We must probe this matter”, he said.
Per the rules of Parliament, nobody is permitted to wear any party paraphernalia to the chamber where government and private members’ business are carried out.