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ABDUL SAMED SEIDU V. THE REPUBLIC

(2008) JELR 63679 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CRM/ NO: H2/8/2008  •  24 Jul 2008  •  Ghana

Coram
KUSI-APPIAH J.A. (PRESIDING), GYAESAYOR J.A., AYEBI J.A.

Judgement

KUSI-APPIAH, J.A.: This appeal is from the decision of the High Court, Tamale, given on 11th July, 2007 per DOEGAH J. by which the Learned Judge refused and dismissed an application for bail by the applicant ,now the appellant herein. Dissatisfied with the said ruling the appellant has appealed to this court on the following grounds:

(1) That the ruling was unreasonable having regard to the circumstances.

(2) That the trial Judge exercised his discretion improperly and wrongfully.

(3) That the continued detention of the appellant contravenes Articles 14 and 19 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.

Before I discuss these grounds of appeal, I would give a brief background information of this case. The facts of the appellant’s case may be gathered from the affidavit in support of his application for bail at the High Court containing the following relevant averments:

“2. I am a Ghanaian by birth and ordinarily resident in Canada where I am a

citizen.

3. Abdul-Samed Seidu is a friend o…

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