A video of how Madina MP Francis Xavier-Sosu asked a group of people believed to be his constituents to block the roads as part of protest against poor road network in the constituency, has emerged.
said the allegation made against him by the Police to effect that he was involved in an unlawful blockade of road and destruction of public property, is not true.
He described the allegation as afterthought and carefully manufactured by the police to shift attention of the people of Ghana from the key issues of bad roads raised by our protest and demonstration.
The Police are seeking to arrest him for allegedly involving in a violent protests in is constituency.
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.
TV3’s 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.
But in a statement on Tuesday November 2, he said “That any allegation of the Police about my involvement in unlawful blockade of road and destruction of public property is false and an afterthought carefully manufactured by the police to shift attention of the people of Ghana from the key issues of bad roads raised by our protest and demonstration.”
But in a video, he is seen telling a group of people that “Listen, on 25th [October] I will be the one to be leading the demonstration. The whole area. This road will be blocked so that they will know we are wild”