A man who claimed to have experience dealing with troublesome employees told a Chinese University professor accused of assaulting her maid that he could help solve her problem without getting police and lawyers involved, Sha Tin Court heard on Monday. But Samson Yau King-wai was rejected by Professor Barley Mak Chan Shuk-yin, prosecutor Vivien Chan Man-wai said. Chan then said a third party, Hadi Sumarto Juwariyah Binti - who was known to have spoken to Yau - approached Mak's maid, Yatemi, and offered her HK$100,000 to drop the allegations. Yau, 35, has denied one count of perverting the course of justice. Chan said Yau went to the lobby of Adam Schall Residence at Chinese University to look for Mak with a news clipping about the case on January 17 last year. Despite the allegations, the Department of Justice later decided not to press charges against Mak due to lack of evidence. But Chan cited Yau as saying: "I have been, too, bothered by my former employees." Chan added that Yau told Mak he had used his own way to solve the situation and asked Mak not to listen to police or lawyers. After being turned away by Mak, Yau turned to Hadi, a staff member at the Bagus Employment Agency in Central, Chan said, adding Yau visited the centre four times and allegedly gave Hadi a prepaid mobile phone card to call the maid. Chan said the calls scared Yatemi and she told staff members from the Confederation of Trade Unions about them. The police were called. A policewoman arrested Hadi on January 29, two days after she met up with Yatemi over a meal. The court yesterday listened to conversations between the two recorded by a CTU member. Giving evidence, Yatemi said she was told by an Indonesian woman that it would take a day or two to prepare the money. She was offered HK$500 instead, which she did not take. The trial continues today.