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Court issues warrant for arrest of Madina MP Sosu

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

This comes after the lawmaker failed to appear in court for the third time.

In court on Monday, 29 November 2021, the MP was represented by one Rahman.

His lawyer argued that his client was absent because he was taking part in the LGBTQI+ bill debate in parliament.

Lawyer for the accused, Victor Adawudu on Monday informed the court about the MP’s participation in a parliamentary committee meeting, attributing it to his absence.

Prosecutor, ASP Sylvestre Asare explained that the court had the discretion to issue an arrest warrant for the MP especially considering the gravity of the case at hand.

The prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Sylvester Asare, prayed the court to issue a bench warrant, arguing that the Madina lawmaker has clear intentions not to appear before the court and it amounts to disrespect to the court.

The court, presided over by Oheneba Kufuor, issued the bench warrant and adjourned the case to January 12, 2022.

He has been charged with unlawfully blocking a public road and destruction of public property.

The MP had led his constituents to demonstrate over poor roads in his constituency but the demonstration turned ugly as the protestors blocked some major roads and destroyed public properties.

Source: Gyamerah

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