Court issues bench warrant for the arrest Madina MP

A Kaneshie District Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Francis Xavier Sosu, the Member of Parliament for Madina.

Francis Xavier-Sosu

This order is due to the failure of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmaker to make an appearance in court.

In a report by Accra based Citi FM, the order of the court resulted in a heated exchange between the prosecution and the defense.

Mr. Sosu is facing these legal challenges after he led a demonstration in his constituency to protest bad roads on October 25.

The police contended that the protest included some unlawful acts, hence an attempt to arrest the MP.

Mr. Sosu has said police manhandled him on the day of the protest when they first tried to arrest him.

Mr. Sosu has been absent from the two previous court hearings citing parliamentary work.

The MP was summoned by the court following several failed attempts by the police to arrest him for allegedly breaching the public order law when he led his residents and motorists in his constituency to protest over deplorable roads in the area in October 25, 2021.

A letter signed by a Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Eric Owusu Mensah, and addressed to the Registrar of the Kaneshie District Court in response to a hearing notice noted that the MP was still on Parliamentary duty, and out of the jurisdiction.

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