Guilty until proven innocent – Lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu writes

Lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu
Lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu

When Justice Becomes Injustice.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent (2022) is a true reflection of the bizarre criminal injustice system that we have in Ghana.

It is a legal satire that uses the true-life stories of various victims who have been fictionalized to expose the gory systemic failure of our criminal Justice system which have had dire consequences on their liberty, livelihood and future prospects. Several of such individuals became victims of our injustice system because they were presumed GUILTY UNTIL they extricated themselves from the hands of the law.

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Discover the occasional grand conspiracy between the media, police, prosecutors, judges and political influences through unlawful arrests, abuses of bail, fraudulent and expired warrants and general abuses that put the individual citizen at the mercy of this perilous system of injustice.

The book finally reviews major laws and institutions of the criminal Justice system and provides empirical evidence on the lack of confidence in the system.

In its concluding chapter, the book talks about the price of injustices. Injustice to any individual in our country is injustice to the collective sense of justice of the nation. A violation of any individual is a violation of all of us.

GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT (2022)

International Human rights and social advocacy works of Lawyer and MP for Medina constituency.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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