Madina MP to appear in court on Monday for leading an ‘illegal’ protest

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis Xavier Sosu is expected to appear in court on Monday.

Francis Xavier Sosu

The first term lawmaker has been charged by the Ghana Police Service for leading a protest in his community.

According the police, the demonstration was an illegality amidst the burning of tyres and blocking of roads.

Speaking in an interview in Accra, Director of Public Affairs for the Police ACP Kwasi Ofori said Hon. Sosu has to answer against the charges against him.

“The Police still stands by its position on the matter and the MP is expected to appear in court on November 8 over the charges we have filed against him. We maintain that we have behaved in a manner consistent with democratic principles and in line with democracy such as ours,”.

The Madina MP had complained on the floor of Parliament about how he was manhandled by the Police when he was about addressing his constituents who were demonstrating over bad roads in the area.

Earlier, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has declined a request from the Ghana Police Service to release the Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis Xavier Sosu for interrogation.

According to the Speaker, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmaker will be involved in parliamentary proceedings therefore he cannot honour the invite.

In a letter from Parliament to the police, it said the Madina MP will be engaged in legislative proceedings.

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