Judge Quist: Okay I’ve heard you.
Gyata: So my Lord, he wants to know how best my Lord would help him and ehh
Judge Quist: Well, I’ll try my best and let him out.
Tiger: Thank you sir.
As there is a saying, you don’t go to a palace empty handed or something and as my uncle said, I wanted to do some commitment with this. I don’t have a poly something here. Thank you. (5:34 minutes. Tiger hands over the money to Judge Quist and Quist stretches out his hands and grabs the money).
Judge Quist: How much is this?
Tiger: It’s four.
Judge Quist: Pardon?
Tiger: 4,000 cedis sir.
Gyata: He says he’ll …
Tiger: I’ll come again.
Judge Quist: When, when is the case coming on?
Gyata: My Lord I think this Friday or so.
Judge Quist: Friday?
Tiger: For me I have something to clear at the port. I would have given you all the money that I have here, but I have to clear some car at the port, I have only 5,000 cedis here and you know now the port is something …. soon as I clear, I’m putting it on sale and I’ll make sure it goes fast, then I’ll come back again later and pay.
Judge Quist: By Friday?
Judge Quist: you sure?
Tiger: Hmmmm. I know he’s in your hands now, anything you say.
Judge Quist: What if I release him on Friday and I don’t see you again?
Tiger: No, no sir, it can’t be possible.
Gyata: Or my Lord you’ll adjourn it to next week?
Judge Quist: Ah okay, next week would be.
Tiger: I said before Friday from here
Gyata: So before Friday
Tiger: I’m going to the port now.
Gyata: Today is Tuesday.
Gyata: It means maybe by Thursday?
Tiger: Yes. It’s a Toyota and you know how Toyota cars… some people like them fast fast so please I’m begging you.
Judge Quist: Oh I’ll get him off, I’ll get him off the hook on Friday but everything would depend on you.
Tiger: Yes sir, I understand.
Judge Quist: It’s not a big deal. I’ve read the docket and I know how to go around it, hmm?
Tiger: Yes sir.
Gyata: So the pressure is now on you so at least by Thursday (Tiger cuts in)
Tiger: As I’m here now, I’m even shaking, I’m getting sick…
Gyata: By Thursday come and then do the proper (Judge Quist cuts in)
Judge Quist: How many years has he spent there?
Gyata: How many years has he spent there so far?
Tiger: Actually I didn’t (Judge Quist cuts in)
Judge Quist: You can’t tell.
Tiger: I didn’t hear the case early oo.
Judge Quist and Gyata: Hmmmm
Tiger: I didn’t hear the case early because I was trying to reach him and I was trying to call him; no one is willing to tell me and this one nobody knows what I’m doing now.
Judge Quist: What is he to you?
Tiger: Like a cousin but …
Judge Quist: He’s your cousin?
Judge Quist: Okay it’s a deal.
Tiger: Thank you sir.
Judge Quist: So you have to fulfill your side of the bargaining, okay?
Tiger: Okay sir.
Judge Quist: I’ll let him off but he shouldn’t try it again, if we catch him again: trouble.
Tiger: Thank you sir.
Judge Quist: Talk to him
Tiger: Okay sir
Judge Quist: When he comes back, talk to him.
Tiger: Okay sir, thank you sir.
Judge Quist: Okay.
Tiger: I’ll like to leave sir.
Judge Quist: Alright. So we’ll see you before Friday.
Tiger: Okay sir, thank you.
Events that followed got Gyata angry over how Tiger was effecting payment, especially concerning a very sensitive case as the one that we were seeking to have fiddled with. On the next meeting date, we showed up with GHc 2,000.00
As per the computations, we owed the learned judge GHc 6,000.00 and he (Gyata) a cool GHc 4000.00. We were however insisting that the GHc 2000.00 be given to the judge because he would not do our bidding if we failed him.
However, no amount of assurances would satisfy a visibly disappointed Gyata; he called the judge again. As usual, the man appeared again in his black Toyota saloon car, same procedure as Tiger took back seat and Gyata sat in front with Judge Quist.
It was here that we got to know, Justice Quist would not compromise on taking everything before delivering judgment. In other words, there was no crediting here. Read on …….
Fight Over Cash To Judge Quist, Gyata Bares Teeth (Hidden Camera Footage)
Tiger: So I had to call someone to come and give me some money and the money is not even up to GHc 5,000.00, it’s only GHc 2,000.00 the person brought me, so from here I’ve to go home and see what I can do. It’s once and for all.
Gyata: You know with these kind of things…
Tiger: It’s once and for all.
Gyata: You don’t do this kind of things in pieces or whatever, this is the point the man wants, to give the sentence tomorrow so that things will end. If we keep doing this in pieces…… one thing you shouldn’t forget is that some of us, we don’t think about people too much, you follow my point?
Tiger: Then you should have changed the location.
Gyata: No, it’s not about the location, it’s about you working on time, when we fix a time to meet here, then you go according to the time.
Tiger: About your car too, I have contacted some guy, he said he can get it for you but the amount, you will know how to talk about the amount.
Gyata: So what are we going to do now?
Tiger: I know we still have to give you your thing before we go to …….
Gyata: Yes of course, you know that one, you know this kind of things, you don’t do … I’ve learnt certain lessons in this kind of things, that is why I’m very cautious and careful this time when… (even me) I’ve even stopped helping people because of this kind of tactics that they play especially after they get whatever they want and all that.
His tirade veered into another case – a financial case before the court – whereas we thought that would take Gyata’s mind off track, he soon refocused the discussion.
Gyata: And you say it’s how much?
Tiger: Just GHc 2,000.00.
Gyata: Then what will happen is that, if only you’re going to bring this and tell him that by the close of the day, you’ll have to come towards Tema.
Tiger: He also lives in Tema?
Gyata: But you will tell him that by the afternoon or whatever, you will be ready with the rest. Then I’ll tell him that okay you let me get his balance to reach him maybe tomorrow morning before he delivers the judgment, then I have to get my money…..
Tiger: I’m cool because I can’t take this money anywhere, I have to go here, go here.
Gyata: Because if the cash or the balance and all those things haven’t come, because this thing should be once and for all thing. So what do you want to do with this one?
Tiger: When we go, then we give it to him for the mean time so that he will know that we came with something; okay? I’m begging you.
Gyata: Honestly, I don’t do this kind of thing… so what time will you meet me?
Tiger: From here, when I get to the guy, I’ll give you a call…. I know you’re not happy with it but you try and….
Judge Quist’s Quest for cash, “Pay Or I Will Not Deliver Judgment” (Hidden Camera Footage)
Gyata: He just came.
Tiger: Let me apologize for delaying.
Judge Quist: No problem.
Gyata: I told him that some of us don’t wait for people too much like this, and secondly, he’s saying that when he went to the bank, the person has given him a cheque to go and cash the money. When they got to the bank there, they’re saying that the person himself should come so what he did was that, in order not to disappoint or whatever, he organized some Ghc 2,000 so that by the close of the day, he will …… this is what he’s saying.
Tiger: I understand sir, I understand.
Gyata: And I told him this kind of thing, you don’t do any go come, go come. He said he wants to check on the guy, he said he bought his car.
Tiger: The one that I told you I would clear from the port.
Gyata: So I told him if that is the case, then in the course of the day, he should get to me, then we will see what happens before tomorrow morning.
Judge Quist: Okay, you get the money, and bring it tomorrow. Okay?
Gyata: Tomorrow morning, yes, I told him, have you heard it?
Tiger: Yes sir, I have; this is the GHc 2,000.
Judge Quist: You deal with the matter once and for all.
Tiger: It’s not in a band so if you can count it for me.
Gyata: You bring it.
Judge Quist: So you heard what I said?
Tiger: Yes, I’ve heard you.
Judge Quist: Otherwise, tomorrow I won’t deliver. First thing tomorrow morning okay?
Gyata: So you get to me then I will get to my lord before tomorrow morning so that he can
[9/10/2015, 21:18] Araba Joy: do this thing once and for all.
Judge Quist: Just do it once and for all then we free the guy. I have all the power and I will free him, so no fear.
Tiger: Thank you.
Judge Quist: So I’ll see you tomorrow.
Tiger: Thank you.
Tiger managed to raise the rest of the GHc 4,000.00 and a thousand for him before calling for a meeting with Quist. This would be the last meeting before the judgment day.
Typical of him, Quist was around to grab his last Ghc 4,000.00 cash at the Afia hotel and with that, gave an assurance that he was going to deliver his part of the contract.