Xavier-Sosu Again Refused To Appear In Court Today Too: His Case adjourned again

 Xavier-Sosu Again Refused To Appear In Court Today Too: His Case adjourned again




The Kaneshie District Court has for the second one time, adjourned the case related to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Madina, Mr Francis-Xavier Sosu.

This become after the MP, who has been charged for unlawfully blocking off a public street and the destruction of public property, did not seem earlier than the courtroom docket for the second one time forcing the courtroom docket presided over through Oheneba Kufuor to adjourn the case to November 29.


When the case become known as today (Nov 16), suggest for the legislator, Mr Victor Kwadjoga Adawudu, informed the courtroom docket that his consumer become nonetheless overseas and become predicted to go back subsequent week. He, therefore, prayed the courtroom docket to adjourn the case to November 29.


For his part, the prosecution, represented through Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare informed the presiding choose that the Police had now no longer acquired any conversation to signify the incapability of the accused character to wait courtroom docket.


Letter


The choose, in his response, indicated that he had acquired a letter on his report signed through the Deputy Clerk to Parliament, Eric Owusu Mensah which study: “Please consult with your letter No. KDC/202/22 and dated ninth November, 2021 which connected a Hearing Notice at the above remember for provider at the Honourable Member for Madina Constituency, Hon. Francis-Xavier Sosu”.


The letter in addition study; “I were directed through the Rt. Hon. Speaker to deliver to the eye of the Hon Court that the Hon. Member is attending on the court cases of the third Meeting of the first Session of the eighth Parliament which began on Tuesday twenty sixth October 2021 and is likewise presently representing Parliament and the Country in a convention withinside the United States of America”.


“Pursuant to article 117 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic, I am not able to deliver the provider to the eye of the Member of Parliament as asked” the letter dated the tenth of November 2021 indicated.


After the courtroom docket had study the letter, ASP Asare asked an authorized real replica of the stated letter for police records. The courtroom docket eventually adjourned sitting to 29 November 2021.


Background


The MP joined his ingredients of Ayi-Mensah, Danfa and the Otinibi in an indication over negative roads on Monday, October 25, 2021. During the protest, a number of the protestors allegedly blocked roads, burnt tyres and destroyed a few public property.


Following the demonstration, the police were unsuccessful of their tries to arrest Mr Sosu with Parliament upholding its privileges and inquiring for right techniques for MPs who have to face crook prosecution.


It is the case of the police that Mr Sosu had questions to reply in admire of the crook act the protestors engaged in they attempted to ask the MP to help with investigations.


However, the MP were at the defence that he accompanied due system in setting up the protest and, therefore, said that there has been no foundation for his arrest.


After the primary try to arrest him, Mr Sosu filed a proper grievance in Parliament accusing the Greater Accra Regional Operations Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr Isaac Kojo Asante, and the Adentan Divisional Commander, ACP Mr Eric Winful, of contempt of Parliament.


The Speaker of Parliament has given that referred the grievance in opposition to the 2 law enforcement officials to the Privileges Committee of Parliament.


He become first predicted to seem in courtroom docket on Monday, November 8, this 12 months however become absent.


The prosecution notified the courtroom docket that the Police had acquired a letter from the Speaker of Parliament indicating that Lawyer Sosu become overseas on Parliamentary duties, a state of affairs which forced the courtroom docket to adjourn the case to today (Nov 16).

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