An plea for interlocutory injunction brought by Francis Xavier Sosu, Member of Parliament for Madina, against the Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, was dismissed by an Accra High Court.
In denying the request, presiding judge Barbara N. Tetteh-Charway called it as “inappropriate” in light of the substantive application before it.
The two efforts by the Ghana Police Service to arrest him in November last year were regarded by the Madina MP as a violation of his human rights as a Ghanaian against unlawful arrest.
According to Francis Sosu, Article 33 of the Constitution safeguards his rights against fraudulent, frivolous, and malicious arrests and prosecutions.
He further stated that the Police Service’s administrative functions to arrest, investigate, and prosecute him did not meet the high standards of fairness, reasonableness, and compliance set forth in Article 23 of the Constitution of 1992.
He further stated that since the start of the police’s arbitrary and unlawful actions, he has suffered incalculable losses, including mental and psychological stress; his wife, children, and parents have been severely traumatized; and his career as an MP has been severely harmed.
Justice Barbara Tetteh – Charway ordered the parties provide written submissions by April 15, 2022, and that the court meet on April 27 to set a judgment date.