MP Assaults Bailiff

Information reaching Daily Guide indicates that the Member of Parliament for South Dayi constituency in the Volta Region, Edem Asimah has denigrated the Ho High court by allegedly assaulting a bailiff sent by the court to serve him with a writ of summons. Mr Asimah refused to take the writ of summons and asked the bailiff to come and serve him in Parliament.The bailiff, Pius Kofi Abredu, who narrated the alleged attack on him to DAILY GUIDE, noted that the incident happened on Monday December 19, 2011. He said on that fateful day he arrived at the residence of the MP at Peki-Wudome at about 12:27pm.On entering the sitting room, the MP welcomed him after which he introduced himself and disclosed his mission. He said the MP gladly received the writ of summons which was filed by one Dr. Kwame Ampofo, the immediate past MP of the area, on the claims of defamation against him by Mr Asimah.He said just as he was about to leave the sitting room three well-built men and a lady entered the room and asked him if he was the one who alighted from Dr. Ampofo�s vehicle, to which he answered in the affirmative. The four persons said they were there to protect the MP because he was the only one in the house. Mr. Ampofo, as a normal requirement, was assisting in directing service of the writ.