July 11, 2017
The Court of Appeal has fixed July 26, 2017, to rule on an application for stay of execution by suspended human rights lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu.
The court presided by a single judge Justice Henry Kwofie set the date after lawyers for both Francis Sosu and the General Legal Council (GLC) made their respective oral submission.
Arguing their case, lawyers of the General Legal Council, who are opposed to the application said the applicant did not file any notice of appeal at the registry of the GLC which implied that there was no notice of valid appeal for a stay of execution.
They also stated that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter since the notice was wrongly filed.
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But the lawyers for the applicant argued that the GLC had no registry and therefore filed their notice of appeal at the high court.
The lead lawyer Samuel Cudjoe said that even though he admits that the process was wrongly filed, the GLC is not a court hence the decision to file the appeal at the high court.