The Registrar of the Supreme Court has revealed the apex court how Assin North Member of Parliament James Gyakye Quayson commanded his bodyguard to throw out a court Baillif.
According to Matthew Antiaye, the Supreme Court Registrar, on February 1, 2022, the Baillif, Joshua S. Banning, was at Job 600 at Parliament House to serve the MP with the proceedings filed by Michael Ankomah Nimfah of the New Patriotic Party to enjoin him from exercising his parliamentary duties.
He was, however, ejected.
Due to a lack of service, the Supreme Court was unable to hear the motion last week.
On February 1, the Baillif was in the MP’s office at Job 600 in Parliament House, the Registrar said in court on Tuesday, February 8.
However, the MP stated that he will not see him and instructed his bodyguard to toss him out.
The Registrar further told the Supreme Court panel of seven, presided over by Justice Jones Dotse, that a second attempt through the registrar at the Central Region court on February 3, 4, and 7 had all failed.
As a result, the application has been rejected for the second time.
According to Murtala Inusah of the EIB Network’s Court Correspondent Murtala Inusah, the Supreme Court has ordered the Registrar to submit a detailed report of the attack, along with supporting documentation, to the Chief Justice, who will take appropriate action against the MP’s bodyguard.
A member of the NPP, Michael Ankomah Nimfah, is seeking an interlocutory order against the MP whose seat has been ruled empty by the Winneba High Court.
Since then, he has filed an appeal.
In addition, the applicant seeks an interpretation of Article 94(2)(c) in light of the MPs’ denial of his dual citizenship.
The case has been delayed till Tuesday, March 1, 2022, by the apex court bench.