The Majority Caucus in Parliament has described as troubling the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, refusal to release Madina MP, Francis Xavier Sosu, to the Ghana Police Service for interrogation.
The Police have been chasing MP for allegedly leading his constituents to block a highway and destroying public property during a recent demonstration over poor roads in his constituency.
The Police say they have charged him and he is expected to appear before the court on November 8, 2021.
However, the majority caucus in a statement has lambasted the Speaker for declining to release the MP to the Police.
“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 Majority Caucus stated that the Speaker is instituting new rules that seem to undermine the rule of law.
The group added that never should parliament make the mistake of allowing immunity to be construed as impunity.