Lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu banned from practicing for 3-years
By John Eche
A renowned human rights lawyer in Ghana, Barrister Francis-Xavier Sosu, has vowed to challenge a ruling by the General Legal Council (GLC), barring him from practicing as a lawyer for the next three years, The Difference has learnt.
According to the council, the decision to suspend him comes after he was found guilty of professional misconduct.
Although his specific offence was not mentioned, the council said his conduct contravened its ethical code.
Francis-Xavier Sosu of F-X Law & Associates confirmed his suspension, affirming that he intends to appeal the decision.
The attorney is a notable 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 equally a frontline member of the opposition National Democratic C0ngress (NDC), and had infact contested in the Madina parliamentary primary to lead the NDC in 2016 elections, but lost to the then incumbent MP, Alhaji Sorogho.
In 2016 whilst 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.