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AMPADU V. THE REPUBLIC

(1978) JELR 67870 (HC)

High Court  •  26 Jun 1978  •  Ghana

Coram
TAYLOR J.

Judgement

TAYLOR J.: On 5 June 1978, I allowed the appeal in this case, quashed the conviction of the appellant, set aside the concurrent sentence of three years’ imprisonment with hard labour on each of the six counts imposed on him by the circuit court and acquitted and discharged him. I reserved my reasons for allowing the appeal and I now proceed to give the said reasons.

The appellant in the case is a store-keeper employed by the State Construction Corporation in their carpentry and joinery stores. He was assisted in his work at the relevant time by another employee, an assistant store-keeper, called Mabel Kwame. It is alleged that in 1973 by falsifying documents in his possession he stole a number of bedhooks, drawer handles and drawer knobs, the property of his employers. He was arraigned before the circuit court charged with falsification of accounts on four counts and stealing on four counts. The first count charged him with falsifying an original requisition form No. 147260 by entering…

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