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News Just IN: Kaneshie district court discharges Madina MP

Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis-Xavier Sosu has been discharged by the Kaneshie district court over criminal charges brought against him over his role in the demonstration for better roads for his constituents in the Ayi ?????? -Danfa electoral areas on 25th October, 2021. 

The renowned Human rights lawyer and activist was discharged after the case which was commenced after a criminal summons filed on 2nd November 2021 was struck out today, Monday 17th April 2023 by the Kaneshie District Court presided over by His Honour Oheneba Kuffour.

He was charged on three counts of causing unlawful damage contrary to section 172(1)(b) of Act 29, obstruction of traffic contrary to section 9(f) of the Public Order Act and Causing Danger to road users contrary to section 22(a) of the Road Traffic Act, 2004.

The charges were vehemently denied by Hon. Sosu who insisted he was doing his parliamentary duties to hold the government accountable and that he acted within the limits of the law.

This reinforces claims by the Human rights lawyer that the attempted arrest by the police during the demonstration and subsequent attempt to arrest him at his church and the interdiction of his police officer were arbitrary capricious and deliberate attempt by the police to maliciously prosecute him for doing his duties as a sitting Member of Parliament doing his lawful duty within the limits of the law.

According to Hon Sosu, the discharge is a clear confirmation of his stance that the Police were behaving contrary to law.

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