PORT OF SPAIN – It was a very bad day for former talk show host Ian Alleyne Tuesday. He awoke to find a bailiff levying on his personal property, moved to tears asking his fans to help him pay a $748,000 debt, then arrived late for his court case, resulting in the Magistrate issuing a warrant for his arrest.
The court ordered than upon his “arrest”, Alleyne be granted $5,000 bail, but in the end the warrant was not executed, after Alleyne came to court to explain how his day had gone.
At daybreak, Court marshals accompanied by police officers levied on his house at Rivulet Road, Couva, and took possession of his furniture, appliance and electronics. And after his family’s home was invaded and his refrigerator, television, bed and other items were carted out,
Alleyne found himself in more hot water regarding another court case.
Alleyne was due to appear in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on that morning for offences which he allegedly committed in February involving rival talk show host Inspector Roger Alexander at the home of used-car and real estate dealer Sheron Sukhdeo in Chaguanas. But when he missed his appearance without an excuse being delivered to the court, the magistrate issued a warrant in the sum of $5,000 for his arrest.
Alleyne in a video on Facebook, said the warrant was issued despite his claim that he had “called the court when everything was going on”.
He went to the courthouse before midday, and the matter was again called by the court. During his appearance before magistrate Joanne O’Connor, the warrant for his arrest was withdrawn, and the case involving the offences of resisting arrest, using annoying language and obstructing a police officer was postponed to May 9, 2017.
The levy on his house brought Alleyne to tears as he told Facebook viewers in a video that his son was awaken from sleep and escorted out of the family’s home by police. The writ of execution was taken after Alleyne failed to pay businessman Shaun Sammy $630,000 for a defamation case. He called on supporters to make contributions through a bank account.
Alleyne called the incident a personal attack on his family.