November 29, 2021

Police sues Xavier Sosu for snubbing summons

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The Police has secured a judicial order, compelling the Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis-Xavier Sosu, to appear in court on November 8, 2021.

This follows the several attempts by the police to arrest the legislator accused to have breached the law during a demonstration by residents of Oyarifa and its environs.

The police could not arrest the MP on two occasions, while attempts to invite him through the Speaker of Parliament were denied.

The Speaker of Parliament subsequently described the actions by the police as a breach of law, thus his denial.

The Acting Director-General for the Public Affairs Department of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori, while addressing the media on the sidelines of a meeting by the Inspector General of Police and selected Civil Society Organizations, said the MP is expected to answer questions in court on November 8.

The MP organised a demonstration exercise on October 25, 2021, for some of his constituents to express their displeasure over the poor nature of their roads.

The exercise came off amidst the blocking of roads and burning of tyres, as well as alleged destruction of public property.

Francis-Xavier after failing to honour police summons accused the security agency of being disingenuous with their account of events.

Mr. Sosu in a statement insisted that he was neither involved in blocking roads nor destruction of property during the protest as alleged by the police.

He said the police were being untruthful to shift the public’s focus from critical issues bordering on bad roads, among others.

“I want to place on record that this is the first time the Ghana Police Service is disclosing the reason for their invitation and their attempted unlawful arrest.”

Any allegation of the Police about my involvement in the unlawful blockade of road and destruction of public property is false and an afterthought carefully manufactured by the police to shift the attention of the people of Ghana from the key issues of bad roads raised by our protest and demonstration. The Police were part of the demonstration from the beginning till the end. There were no casualties, no destruction of public or private property.”


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