Madina MP’s case struck out by Kaneshie District Court

Mr. Sosu was charged by the police after he led a demonstration in his constituency, to protest the bad state of roads

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The Kaneshie District Court presided over by His Honour Oheneba Kuffuor has struck out the criminal case against Member of Parliament for the Madina Constituency, Francis Xavier Sosu, over a 2021 protest. 

On Facebook, Mr. Sosu wrote: “I was discharged today by the Kaneshie District Court after the criminal case brought against me by the Ghana Police was struck out for want of prosecution. A special thanks to Rt. Hon. Kinsford Sumana Alban Bagbin and all who supported me against this struggle."

Mr. Sosu was charged by the police after he led a demonstration in his constituency, to protest the bad state of roads. He was specifically charged on three counts of causing unlawful damage contrary to section 172(1)(b) of Act 29, obstruction of traffic contrary to section 9(f) of the Public Order Act, and Causing Danger to road users contrary to section 22(a) of the Road Traffic Act, 2004. 

The police had also alleged he “recklessly drove into a crowd after the October 25, 2021 protest, and directly endangering the lives of the Senior Officers and other civilians.”

The case was one that turned contentious over the attempts to arrest Mr. Sosu during the protest. 

The MP, after the incident, made an official report to the Speaker of Parliament regarding 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.

Notwithstanding, on Sunday, October 31, 2021, policemen in plain clothes were reported to have attempted the second time to arrest the MP during his visit to a church in his constituency. But this was later refuted by the Ghana Police Service, where they indicated in a statement that plain-clothed Police personnel found on the premises of the church were there for intelligence purposes.

Mr. Sosu had also alleged human rights violations in a November 2021 suit he brought against the Inspector General of Police, describing the two attempts by the Ghana Police Service to arrest him as an act intended to impede and obstruct to the legitimate discharge of his duties as a Member of Parliament and an affront to the Parliament of Ghana.