Embattled Member of Parliament(MP) for Madina Francis Xavier Sosu is seeking an order for the enforcement of human rights over attempts by the Ghana Police Service to arrest him after he led protests for roads in his constituency.
The Madina MP, who is a human rights lawyer himself is facing charges of obstructing a highway and destroying public property is being pursued by the police after previous failed attempts to arrest him.
But he has now filed a human rights action with regards to “Article 33 of the 1992 Constitution and Order 67 of the High Court (Civil Procedures) Rules, C. I 4 for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights.”
He wants that the Court enforces his right to freedom of movement, right to protest and demonstrate, his right to personal liberty, his right to freedom of expression and his right against unlawful arrest and malicious prosecution as enshrined in Articles 14(1), 21(1) and 33 of the 1992 Constitution).
He also wants an “Order for Stay of all Criminal Investigations and proceedings by the Ghana Police Service and the Inspector General of Police as well as an injunction application to restrain any further attempt at his unlawful arrest until the full determination of the Human Rights action,”
The matter will be heard by the court next week. Meanwhile, the Madina MP who was outside the jurisdiction has returned to the country. The police are yet to make an attempt to arrest him.