CJ To Investigate Alleged Assault On Bailiff By Bodyguard Of Assin North MP
The Supreme Court has ordered its Registrar, Matthew Antiaye, to provide a detailed report on a contested Member of Parliament for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson’s bodyguard allegedly assaulting and manhandling a bailiff.
The 7-member Court, which included President Jones Dotse, Nene Amegatcher, Gertrude Torkonor, Yoni Kulendi, Agnes Dordzi, Mariama Owusu, and Prof. Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, heard in open court how the embattled Member of Parliament instructed his bodyguard to throw out the bailiff who had gone to serve him with court papers.
In an affidavit, the bailiff, Joshua Baming, stated that he came at Mr. Quayson’s office at Job 600, Parliament House, where he introduced himself and explained his visit.
Mr. Quayson, on the other hand, refused to entertain the bailiff and asked his personal assistant to show him out.
According to the bailiff, Mr. Gyakye ordered his bodyguard to throw him out due to the personal assistant’s incapacity to see him.
James Gyakye Quayson is facing an injunction to prevent him from continuing to serve as the Member of Parliament for Assin North.
While ruling on the substantive problem of the court’s inability to serve Mr. Quayson with the summons, President of the Court Jones Dotse asked the Court Registrar to give a full report on the matter to the court.
The report will then be sent to the Chief Justice, who will conduct an investigation into the alleged assault and manhandling of a Court officer.