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Sosu faces court today over Madina demonstration

Source The Ghana Report

MP for Madina, Francis-Xavier Sosu, is expected to appear before a Kaneshie District Court today (Tuesday, November 16) to answer charges of causing damage to public property and obstructing traffic on a highway.

He was scheduled for the same court on November 8 but absented himself due to Parliamentary duties outside the country.

The adjournment was inevitable after state prosecutor ASP Sylvestre Asare notified the court of a letter from the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, indicating that the Madina legislator was out of the country and thus could not appear before the court.

The first-time parliamentarian has been charged by the Ghana Police Service for unlawfully blocking a road and destroying public property during the protest.

On October 25, the MP is said to have led some of his constituents to demonstrate against poor roads in the constituency.

Since the protest, there has been back and forth between the MP, parliament and the police.

The police invited the MP to assist with further investigations regarding the demonstration but all attempts to get the MP had been unsuccessful.

After the Speaker of Parliament declined to release the MP to the police for investigations, the law enforcement agency decided to use the courts.

A criminal summons was then obtained after several failed attempts to arrest the MP for his alleged breach of the law.

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