Madina MP narrowly escapes police arrest after leading demo

Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina Constituency Francis-Xavier Sosu on Monday, October 25 escaped police arrest as he finished addressing protesters at Ayi Mensah.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP had led some of his constituents to embark on a demonstration against deplorable roads in his constituency.

The demonstration started peacefully at Danfa around 6:00am but later saw demonstrators burning tyres and mounting roadblocks on the Ayi Mensah-Danfa Road.

Our reporter Joseph Armstrong Gold-Alor said this action by the residents led to reinforcement from the police, whose Formed Police Unit (FPU) rushed to the scene with combat vehicles.

After he addressed the demonstrators, reiterating the power of the people over people in power, the MP came under attack from the police, who attempted to pick him up.

There was commotion as a result of the attempted arrest.

The demonstrating residents, however, resisted the police and vowed to fight back if their representative in Parliament is arrested.

The police then arrested one of the opinion leaders. He is said to be a chief of the area.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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