The Head Pastor of Believers’ House of Prayer Ministries, Bishop Chris Ablordey, said the failed attempt by some plain-clothed security officials to arrest the Madina Member of Parliament, Francis-Xavier Sosu caused panic among his congregants with some fleeing the scene.
The Madina legislator was preaching in the church when the security officials arrived in a pickup vehicle to effect his arrest.
Reports said the security officials surrounded the church premises and some confrontation ensued as some party supporters and loyalists of the legislator attempted to stop any such arrest.
Bishop Ablordey in an interview said, “some members took to their heels and I called them back. It was worrying, but we give God all the glory that there was no casualty.”
He explained that he was notified by an usher that the security personnel wanted to see him and upon meeting with one of them outside, he was informed by the police officers that they wanted to arrest the Member of Parliament, but he informed them that since he is preaching, he would have to finish so that he informs him.
“I saw some unusual faces and one of the ushers alerted me that there are some security officers outside and that they wanted to see me. I went out, and they said they were here to arrest Lawyer Sosu. I asked for their warrant, they said they don’t have it but showed me their ID. I told them he [Sosu] was preaching, so let him finish preaching. When he finished preaching, I delivered the message to him. He was with his police bodyguard and a driver, so they went out,” he explained.