General News of Thu, 12 Jul 201819
I salute my wife for being breadwinner – Sosu
Human Rights lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu has hailed his wife for standing by him in what he describes as the “challenging and difficult” times following his one year suspension as a human right lawyer.
Mr. Sosu has been without salary for twelve months of being barred from legal practice after he was alleged to have advertised himself on social media which amounted to misconduct contrary to legal practice.
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based 3FM, Sosu recounted how difficult it was for him as a family head to still provide for his immediate family, relying on support from colleagues, friends and most especially his wife.
“At least I have a dependable wife who was providing for home and as it is most of the things I use to do, that was how I was coping and she did it so brilliantly as a virtuous wife will do. The lord was with me, God was faithful, my wife was there to assist. My colleagues were there and it just kept me going and am grateful to all these great people who stood by me.” he said.
According to him, he was optimistic things will go in his favour because he was undeserving of the suspension.
Francis was suspended by General Legal Council (GLC) from practicing as a lawyer for three years.
The decision to suspend Mr. Sosu was reached by the General Legal Council after he was found guilty of professional misconduct contrary to the code regulating legal practice in the country.
He, therefore, proceeded to the Human Rights Court which found that the charges of touting and personal advertisement brought against the lawyer were not in accordance with law.
A Human Rights Court presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei-Addo Wednesday reversed the orders of the General Legal Council suspending him from practicing.
Sosu has handled prominent human rights cases such as the release of Charles Antwi the famous ‘presidential gun man’, Eric Asante who served 15-years in prison and also represented the Mawarko pepper victim among others.