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04 July 2017

Court adjourns suspended lawyer’s case

 

Court of Appeal has adjourned to July 11 the hearing of an application for a stay of execution by human rights lawyer, Francis Xavi Sosu, over his suspension from legal practice by the General Legal Council.

The adjournment comes on the back of a request by lawyers for the Counsel to consult their clients following what they call new allegations levelled against some officers of the Legal Council.

Francis Sosu filed the application seeking to put on hold the the three-year ban imposed on him by the General Legal Council in court.
Sosu was suspended following a disciplinary action opened against him by the professional body. He was banned for three years after pleading guilty to charges brought against him.

One of the charges, on the basis of which he suffered a one-year ban, was out of a complaint brought by Mr. Agyare accusing the lawyer of attempting to swindle him.

According to the disciplinary briefing seen by Pulse.com.gh, he took to Facebook with pictures of the parties and comments on a case to the public with his firm’s name, address and telephone numbers attached, with the primary motive of personal advertisement and touting.
Some Ghanaians have hit hard at Agyare for reporting and causing the ban of the lawyer whom they claimed helped him to get his release from prison.

But speaking on Accra-based Joy FM, Agyare said that Mr. Sosu had absolutely nothing to do with his being released from jail, adding that he came into contact with the lawyer when he was already out of jail.
He explained that the lawyer’s role was only to fight for compensation after his wrongful incarceration.

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