The Ghana Police Service has formally filed charges, including causing damage to public property, against Francis Xavier Sosu in court over a demonstration he led in his constituency in Madina.
The legislator is supposed to show up in court to answer the charges on November 8, the Director General of the Police Service, ACP Kwasi Ofori, told Joy News.
“The Police has obtained a criminal summons and has been duly served for him to appear in court on November 8…as we enumerated the charges includes obstructing the highway, causing damage to public property,” he said.
According to him, the Service has not received any invitation from Parliament regarding contempt of Parliament served on some officers who allegedly manhandled the MP.
The member of Parliament, Hon. Xavier Sosu was on Monday, October 25, 2021 accused of leading a group of people to demonstrate unlawfully without informing the police.
The police on Sunday, October 30, 2021 invited the member of Parliament to assist in investigations but he refused the honor the invitation and cited some parliamentary privileges to skip police arrest.
The police on the other hand tried to apprehend the MP at a church service but was able to escape the arrest.
Meanwhile, the police administration has vowed to seek a redress of the some of the articles, particularly, the article 117 to have a better understanding of the constitution.