Renowned Human Rights Lawyer, Francis-Xavier Sosu, has given indications that he will appeal a 3-year ban imposed on him the General Legal Council (GLC) from practicing as a lawyer. He believes the ban is unfair, and thus will challenge it on Monday, June 5, 2017.
The lawyer, who confirmed to Citi News that he had been banned by the council, did not state why the decision was taken against him. Some reports say the council took the decision after it found him guilty of professional misconduct. The specific offence is yet to be known.
But he said his appeal will capture details of the action and tackle the claims of the General Legal Council. There are suggestions that the action against the lawyer smacks of political victimization.
Lawyer Francis Xavier-Sosu is a famed human rights lawyer who is credited with helping many wrongfully jailed Ghanaians gain their freedom especially through the government’s special program, ‘Justice For All’.
He is a known member of the opposition National Democratic C0ngress (NDC), who contested in the Madina parliamentary primary to lead the NDC in 2016 elections, but lost to the then incumbent MP, Alhaji Sorogho. In 2016 whiles his party, the NDC was in power, he ensured the release of a man who had been wrongfully jailed for attempting to kill the then President, John Mahama at his church.
The man, Charles Antwi, was finally diagnosed to be mentally unstable, and the lawyer who had described his incarceration as a miscarriage of justice, ensured his release.