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Sosu right to have resisted police arrest – Lawyer

Thu, 2 Dec 2021 Source: happyghana.com

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Ghanaian Lawyer, Chris Ackumey has asserted that Madina MP Francis Sosu resisting the police arrest is justified.

The lawyer believes that the police during this period have displayed an “anti-civil behaviour” which has led the Madina MP to use all constitutional means of resisting arrest.

Speaking to Samuel Eshun on the Happy Morning Show, he explained: “I sincerely believe that the failure of Sosu to report to the police stems from the police anti-civil behaviour by even attempting to arrest him at church of all places.”

Further illustrating his point, he likens the situation that the MP finds himself in to a “blazing fire”. “Honestly, if you see a blazing fire, will you carry a gallon of petrol near the fire? You won’t do it. It will be just stupidity or foolishness to carry petrol to a blazing fire.

"How will go to the police station or honour an invitation when the same police try to arrest you in the house of God on a Sunday. So, if for any reason or the other, Sosu is using parliament and constitution as a shield, he has a basis to do so. The police did not do well in the first place,” he added.

A Kaneshie District Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina, Mr Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu.

This followed the failure of the MP to appear in court for the third time after he was provisionally charged for unlawfully blocking a public road and the destruction of public property.

The court presided over by Mr Isaac Oheneba-Kuffour, issued the bench warrant following an application by the prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Sylvester Asare.

Source: happyghana.com
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