Hon Sosu’s motion for interlocutory injunction against IGP dismissed

The Court, presided over by Justice Barbara N. Tetteh-Charway in dismissing the application, further described the same as “inappropriate."

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An application for interlocutory injunction filed by the Member of Parliament for Madina, Hon Francis Xavier Sosu against the Inspector General of Police has been dismissed by a High Court in Accra.

The Court, presided over by Justice Barbara N. Tetteh-Charway in dismissing the motion, further described the same as “inappropriate” per the substantive application before it.

Per his substantive suit filed in November 2021, the MP described the two attempts by the Ghana Police Service to arrest him as a violation of his human rights as a Ghanaian against unlawful arrest.

Furthermore, Hon Sosu mentioned that Article 33 of the Constitution, 1992 protects his rights against arrests and prosecutions that are false, spurious, and malicious.

Additionally, he noted that the exercise of the Administrative functions of the Police Service to arrest and investigate and prosecute him fell short of the high standards of fairness and reasonableness, and compliance as provided under Article 23 of the Constitution, 1992.

Hon Sosu also indicated that since the beginning of the said arbitrary and unlawful conduct by the Police, he has suffered priceless losses which have affected his life; emotional and psychological trauma; His wife and children, and parents have been seriously traumatized; and his work as an MP has been greatly affected.

The High court has meanwhile directed parties to file their written submissions by April 15, 2022, and reconvene on April 27 for a date to be fixed for judgment.

On October 25, 2021,  the Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis Xavier Sosu led a Demonstration in his Constituency to protest the bad state of roads.

The MP, after the incident, made an official report to the Speaker of Parliament relative to his attempted arrest by the Ghana Police Service during the said demonstration.

Afterward, the Speaker of Parliament in a letter signed by the Deputy Director of Legal Services of Parliament declined an invitation by the police to release the Madina MP for interrogation on his role in the said demonstration.

The MP has been charged by the Police over “unlawful road blockade and destruction of public property” during the said protest in his constituency.