The issue of the Madina MP, Xavier Sosu has been in the headlines for quite a while now. Breaking news coming in is that 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 MP, who has been charged for unlawfully blocking a public road and the destruction of public property, failed to show up in court for the third time. The court, presided over by Oheneba Kufuor issued the bench warrant following a prayer by the prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).
The counsel for the MP in the person of Mr. Victor Adawudu, notified the court of a motion on notice challenging the court’s jurisdiction to hear the case. Also, the MP's lawyer made it clear that his client was not present because he was part of the Parliamentary Committee working on the anti-LQBTQI+ bill and was engaged in Parliament. The MP was represented by one Rahman in court.
The prosecutor prayed the court to issue a bench warrant adding that the Madina MP has a clear intention and it amounts to disrespect to the court. Mr. Adawudu on the other hand stressed that the absence of his client was not intentional because the MP had to attend to the business of Parliament.
The presiding judge issued the bench warrant and adjourned the case to January 12, 2022.
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