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(1977) JELR 64337 (HC)

High Court  •  30 Jul 1977  •  Ghana




On 18 December 1975, the juvenile court committed the appellant’s son, a juvenile aged sixteen years, according to the appellant’s estimation, to Borstal for three years and further ordered that the father of the juvenile offender should pay to the complainant ¢1,496.10 being the total cost of the articles alleged to have been stolen by the juvenile offender, Takyi Donkor. Before his sentence the juvenile offender had pleaded guilty to various offences charged against him on five separate charge sheets. The chronological sequence of his criminal proclivities that was before the court ran like this: On 24 August 1975 he broke into an unoccupied building and stole louvre blades valued at ¢408.00 and he thus faced one count of unlawful entry and another count of stealing on charge sheet No. 21/75; on 25 August 1975 he was arrested for threatening and charged on charge sheet No. 20/75; on 5 October 1975 he stole various articles valued at ¢113.00 from a dwelling room and he …

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