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Court Commands Another Arrest Of Francis Xavier Sosu - More Details

 Court Commands Another Arrest Of Francis Xavier Sosu - More Details

Arrest Francis Xavier Sosu - Court orders. The Kaneshie District Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Madina, Mr. Francis-Xavier Sosu. This became after the MP, who has been charged for unlawfully blocking off a public street and the destruction of public property didn't seem in the courtroom docket for 0.33 times. The courtroom docket, presided over via way of means of Oheneba Kufuor issued the bench warrant following a prayer via way of means of the prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr. Sylvester Asare, reviews Graphic Online's Justice Agbenorsi.

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When the case became known on Monday morning, (Nov 29, 2021), recommend for the legislator, Mr. Victor Adawudu, to notify the courtroom docket of a movement to be aware difficulty of the courtroom docket’s jurisdiction in listening to the case. Again, recommend stated his purchaser became absent due to the fact he became a part of the Parliamentary Committee operating at the anti-LQBTQI+ invoice and became engaged in Parliament.

The MP became represented via way of means of one Rahman in the courtroom docket on Monday, The prosecutor prayed the courtroom docket to trouble a bench warrant adding: “He (MP) has a clear purpose and has validated that this courtroom docket can't procure his attendance and it quantities to disrespect to this courtroom docket. “I were ambushed via way of means of this manner and this even affirm via way of means of this utility that he'll now no longer seem”, ASP Asare stated. Mr. Adawudu harassed that the absence of his purchaser became now no longer planned as he (MP) had to take care of the enterprise of Parliament.


The courtroom docket, in upholding the prosecution’s prayer to trouble the bench warrant stated there has been an excessive amount of deception withinside the system. The presiding choose issued the bench warrant and adjourned the case to January 12, 2022. The MP joined a number of his constituents at Ayi-Mensah, Danfa, and Otinibi in a protest over negative roads on Monday, October 25, 2021. During the protest, a number of the protestors allegedly blocked roads, burnt tires, and destroyed a few public properties.

Following the demonstration, the police were unsuccessful in their tries to arrest Mr. Sosu with Parliament upholding its privileges and inquiring about the right methods for MPs who need to face crook prosecution. It is the case of the police that Mr. Sosu had questions to reply in admire of the crook act the protestors engaged in and so they attempted to ask the MP to help with investigations. However, the MP was in the defense that he accompanied due manner in setting up the protest and, therefore, said that there has been no foundation for his arrest.

After the primary try to arrest him, Mr. Sosu filed a proper criticism in Parliament accusing the Greater Accra Police Regional Operations Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr. Isaac Kojo Asante, and the Adentan Divisional Commander, ACP Mr. Eric Winful, of contempt of Parliament. The Speaker of Parliament has due to the fact that referred the criticism in opposition to the 2 cops to the Privileges Committee of Parliament. He became first anticipated to seem in the courtroom docket on Monday, November 8, this 12 months however he became absent.

The prosecution notified the courtroom docket that the Police had acquired a letter from the Speaker of Parliament indicating that Lawyer Sosu became in a foreign country on Parliamentary duties, a state of affairs that forced the courtroom docket to adjourn the case. On November sixteen this 12 months, the MP once more didn't seem earlier than the courtroom docket. He recommends, knowledgeable of the courtroom docket that he (MP) became nonetheless in a foreign country and became anticipated to go back the subsequent week.

The choice, in his reaction, indicated that he had acquired a letter on his report signed via way of means of the Deputy Clerk to Parliament, Eric Owusu Mensah which read: “Please talk to your letter No. KDC/202/22 and dated ninth November 2021 which connected a Hearing Notice at the above depend for a carrier at the Honourable Member for Madina Constituency, Hon. Francis-Xavier Sosu”. The letter similarly read; “I was directed via way of means of the Rt. Hon. Speaker to convey to the eye of the Hon Court that the Hon. Member is attending on the court cases of the third Meeting of the first Session of the eighth Parliament which started out on Tuesday twenty-sixth October 2021 and is likewise presently representing Parliament and the Country in a convention withinside the United States of America”.

“Pursuant to article 117 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic, I am not able to convey the carrier to the eye of the Member of Parliament as requested” the letter dated the tenth of November 2021 indicated. The case became eventually adjourned to today. The MP, filed a fit searching for to live all crook investigations and court cases in opposition to him via way of means of the police over a current demonstration in his constituency.

In the fit in opposition to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Sosu is likewise searching for an order implementing his essential human rights inclusive of his rights to freedom of movement, to protest and demonstrate, non-public liberty, freedom of expression, and in opposition to illegal arrest and malicious prosecution.


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