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James Gyakye Quayson, the Member of Parliament for Assin North, has been served a criminal summons by the Criminal Court 3 Division of the High Court.

In addition to other current proceedings on the legitimacy or otherwise of his election during the 2020 elections, the embattled MP is being tried criminally.

He is charged with deception of a public authority, forging of a passport or travel certificate, making a false statutory statement, perjury, and false declaration for office.

Officials from the court said they have been unable to serve the Assin North MP with the relevant court documents.

On Wednesday, a bailiff for the High Court told the court that he was told Mr. Quayson was not at home when he arrived at his Accra apartment, but that he thought the legislator was there but avoiding service.

Yvonne Atakorah Oboubisa, the Director of Public Prosecutions, requested that the Court issue a criminal summons to Mr. Quayson, urging him to answer to the Court.

When the Bailiff couldn’t get direct access to Mr. Quayson to serve him, she told the Court that a notice of service had been put on his house.

However, she hoped that a Criminal Summons would be more persuasive if it was placed in a prominent location on his property, as required by Section 65 of Act 30.

The court issued the directions and rescheduled the hearing for February 15, 2022.

The Chief Justice will investigate an alleged attack on a bailiff by the bodyguard of an Assin North MP.
The Supreme Court asked its Registrar, Matthew Antiaye, to make a thorough report on an alleged attack and manhandling of a bailiff by a James Gyakye Quayson bodyguard on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

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 MP ordered his bodyguard to throw out the bailiff who had gone to serve him with court papers.

In his affidavit, the bailiff, Joshua Baming, said that he came to Mr. Quayson’s office at Job 600, Parliament House, where he introduced himself and explained his visit.

Mr. Quayson, on the other hand, is said to have refused to entertain him and requested his personal assistant to see him out.

According to the bailiff, Mr. Gyakye ordered his bodyguard to toss him out due to his personal assistant’s incapacity to see him out.

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