The bailiff of the Supreme Court, Joshua Baning, has alleged that the embattled National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson, ordered his personal assistant, and bodyguard to throw him out of his office at Parliament House when he went to serve him with court documents as ordered by the apex court on 1 February 2022.
According to the bailiff’s Affidavits of non service, sworn on 3 February 2022, and read in court, Baning, said when he arrived at the office of the MP in Parliament, he indicated to him personally that he had come to serve him with some court documents.
Upon his [bailiff] disclosure, he indicated that the MP ordered his personal assistant and his bodyguard to assault him and to throw him out of his office.
The bailiff further indicated that the personal assistant and the bodyguard subsequently took hold of him and threw him out of the office for which reason, he was unable to serve the MP.
Lawyer for the Applicant in the case seeking interpretation of Article 94 (2a) of the 1992 Constitution and an injunction on James Gyakye Quayson, from holding himself as a member of Parliament for Assin North constituency in the Central Region, Frank Davis, noted that in the circumstances, they will apply to the court for leave to explore other means of service.
Presiding judge of the seven-member Supreme Court panel, Justice Jones Dotse, in his ruling to adjourn the hearing, ordered the registrar of the Supreme Court Matthew Antiaye, to furnish the office of the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, with all the full details of the alleged attack on the court’s bailiff for further investigation and action.
The court adjourned sitting to Tuesday (1 March) for the motion to be heard.
Source: Daily Mail GH