Sosu’s interlocutory injunction application against IGP dismissed

An application for interlocutory injunction filed by the Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis Xavier Sosu against the Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare has been dismissed by an High Court in Accra.

Presiding judge, Barbara N. Tetteh-Charway in dismissing the motion, further described the same as “inappropriate” per the substantive application before it.

The Madina MP in November last year described the two attempts by the Ghana Police Service to arrest him as a violation of his human rights as a Ghanaian against unlawful arrest.

Francis Sosu cited that per Article 33 of the Constitution, 1992 protects his rights against arrests and prosecutions that are false, spurious, and malicious.

Additionally, he noted that the exercise of the Administrative functions of the Police Service to arrest and investigate and prosecute him fell short of the high standards of fairness and reasonableness, and compliance as provided under Article 23 of the Constitution, 1992.

He also noted that since the beginning of the said arbitrary and unlawful conduct by the Police, he has suffered priceless losses which have affected his life; emotional and psychological trauma; His wife and children, and parents have been seriously traumatized; and his work as an MP has been greatly affected.

Justice Barbara Tetteh – Charway directed parties to file their written submissions by April 15, 2022, and reconvene on April 27 for a date to be fixed for judgment.


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