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(1972) JELR 65177 (HC)

High Court  •  5 Jul 1972  •  Ghana



ABOAGYE J.: On 20 June 1972, the applicants were convicted by the District Court Grade I, Korle Gonno, of the offence of assault and each of them was sentenced to a term of four months’ imprisonment with hard labour. The next day 21 June 1972, they filed notices of appeal in this court against their conviction. Their grounds of appeal are:

“(1) That the conviction was wrong having regard to the evidence.

(2) That the magistrate was prejudiced in convicting the accused.

(3) That the charge was not proved by the prosecution.

(4) That the magistrate having found that the accused were provoked was wrong in convicting them. Other grounds to be filed.”

Pending the hearing and determination of the appeal the applicants have applied to this court under section 332 (1) of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1960 (Act 30), for bail on the ground that they have every hope of succeeding in the appeal but having regard to the shortness of the sentence it is possible that the proceedings might not be ready …

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