Madina roads demo: Sosu to appear in court today

The Member of Parliament for Madina constituency, Francis-Xavier Sosu is expected to make his first court appearance today, Monday, 8 November 2021 to answer to charges levelled against him by the Police.

The Police administration has filed two charges against the Madina lawmaker for leading a demonstration over poor roads in his constituency that turned chaotic.

The charges include obstructing the highway and causing damage to public property.

The Police have accused Mr Sosu of inciting his constituents to block the road during the demonstration.

They have failed in their attempt to arrest the MP who has declined several Police invitation citing Parliamentary privileges.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament has told the Police administration that to arrest a sitting MP, the appropriate procedure is to secure from the Speaker, a certificate that the MP in question is not attending to Parliamentary business.

He noted that anything short of this will not be entertained by Parliament.

Mr Bagbin stated that the immunities and privileges of MPs are not absolute but the procedure for causing the arrest of a sitting MP must be in accordance with the constitution.


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