Earlier today, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina Constituency, Francis Xavier-Sosu, escaped another arrest on Sunday, October 31, 2021. He was worshipping at the Believers House of Prayer Ministries at Madina.
According to NDC supporters who mobbed at the church, the security personnel surrounded the church. They had attempted to arrest the lawyer while he was worshipping.
Fortunate for him, the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, reportedly rushed to the church and took his colleague to an undisclosed location.
The embattled Member of Parliament for Madina constituency led a demonstration in his constituency over bad roads without police permission. He escaped the initial attempt by the police to arrest him. Later on, Mr Xavier-Sosu later filed a complaint against the police in Parliament.
Reacting to the complaint, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, referred the two police personnel to the Privileges Committee of Parliament. However, we can’t tell if this current attempt to arrest him is linked to the previous incidence.
Lawyer, political activist and NDC member, James Agyenim-Boateng has aired his displeasure about the conduct of the police. According to him, he fears the ordeal an ordinary citizen has to offer if the security personnel has handled a whole MP this harshly.
“Ghana Police Service chased Madina MP Francis-Xavier Sosu to church to arrest him? How does that sound? And the pastor says they could not produce an arrest warrant. If they will chase an MP to his place of worship because they want to arrest him then you can imagine what they will do to an ordinary citizen in the name of enforcing the law.”
Meanwhile, Ghanaians recently hailed the new IGP for gradually installing sanity and order in the country. With this current update, people fear that perhaps, George Akuffo Dampare has no idea of the arrest. That to them, answers why the police couldn’t provide an arrest warrant.