The case between the Republic and lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu, has been adjourned to November 29, 2021.
This follows a letter from Parliament to the court that the MP was on Parliamentary duties outside Ghana.
The MP, who is currently facing some criminal charges at the Kaneshie District Court was scheduled to appear before the court for the first hearing on the 8th of October, but the MP couldn’t make it due to his assignment, therefore case was adjourned to 16th of November.
The Court wrote to Parliament on the 9th with a hearing notice on the case attached.
Parliament also replied the registrar of the court on 10th November on the engagement of the Madina MP.
“I have been directed by the Rt. Hon. Speaker to bring to the attention of the Hon. Court that the Hon. Member is attending at the proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the 1st Session of the 8th Parliament which commenced on Tuesday 26th October, 2021 and is also currently representing Parliament and the Country in a conference in the United States of America.
Pursuant to Article 117 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic, I am unable to bring to the attention of the Member of Parliament as requested. Accept Madam, the assurances of my highest regard” – the letter signed by the Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Eric Owusu Mansah, read.
In court today, State Prosecutor, Slyvester Asare requested for a copy of the letter and was served.
Counsel for the MP, Lawyer Victor Adawudu, also refuted claims that Lawyer Sosu is running away from the court.
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