How Lawyer Sosu Saved A 19-Year-Old Level 200 Student From Going To Jail

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The member of parliament for Madina Constituency, Lawyer Xavier Sosu has taken to Facebook to share how he changed the life of a young man.

In a long post he wrote;

Share the Inspiration.

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In 2016, I met Lawrence Selorm Attipoe who was then a 19year old Level 200 student at UPSA. We met at Circuit Court 1, where he had been accused of robbery, indecent assault, and defrauding by false pretenses.

He looked very innocent but so afraid. He had no lawyer and asked me “what should I say when I am called?” I answered “Not guilty of course, unless you agree to all the charges leveled against you.”

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His dad, now deceased, asked me out and begged if I could represent his son. I was moved by compassion when he told me all that happened and I agreed to do so “pro bono”.

I introduced myself as a friend of the Court and forcefully argued for his bail but never saw him again since I was not actively engaged as substantive lawyer for him.

Last week, Selorm sent me a mail which read “I am one of the beneficiaries of your pro bono services and want to thank you. I was in Court for about six (6) months and later got acquitted and discharged of all the charges, because they were false.

I endured the humiliation, deferred my course, and later went back to school to graduate with Honors. I did my National Service with GRA and after Service, I am currently with my mother doing food business.”

His story brought tears to my eyes and reinforces the fact that little acts of kindness can change many lives. This is a story that must be shared to encourage every young person that setbacks are natural but temporal: Everyone can rise above his or her challenges to become an achiever.

Today, as a 24year old graduate, Selorm is desirous of changing the narrative of his life and the life of others with his story, a story of which I am pleased to have been a part of.

Selorm’s food business is “Ghana 5 Star Food” and you can support him by placing your orders on 020 751 0661 or 055 004 9247 via WhatsApp or Call.

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