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Speaker’s refusal to release Sosu to police is troubling; a departure from precedent – Majority Caucus

The Majority Caucus in Parliament has taken a swipe at the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, for his refusal to release Madina MP, Francis-Xavier Sosu, for interrogation.

The Police have been on the heels of the Madina MP for allegedly blocking a highway and destroying public property.

According to the Police, they have charged him.

The MP is expected to appear before the court on November 8, 2021, although his spokesperson insists no court summons have been served on him.

But in a press release, the Majority Caucus berated the Speaker for refusing to release the MP for interrogation.

“The Majority Leadership in Parliament notes with extreme concern the refusal of the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin to release the Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina, Francis-Xavier Sosu, to the Ghana Police Service to assist with investigations into alleged offences committed during a recent demonstration in his constituency.”

It added, “the Majority Leadership views the foregoing response by Speaker Bagbin as a troubling departure from how his predecessors handled such requests.”

The group claim the Speaker is instituting new rules that seem to undermine the rule of law.

The Majority said no situation should be created to give the impression that there are different rules for MPs and the general public.

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