MRS J. BAMFORD-ADDO, J.S.C.
The Appellants herein are in effect praying this court for a grant to them of the right of Appeal to enable them to appeal their conviction and sentence of Death for Robbery Contrary to Section 149 of the Criminal Code 1960 (Act 29).
They were tried and convicted by the Ashanti Regional Public Tribunal Kumasi on the 4th March 1991 but failed to appeal to the National Appeal Tribunal until after the 1992 Constitution. On January 12th 1998 they appealed to the Court of Appeal which dismissed their appeal for lack of jurisdiction relying on the Supreme Court case of The People v. Sarpong and others No. 2/93 dated 28/6/93 S.C. unreported.
Under Section 7 (3) of the Transitional Provisions of the 1992 Constitution cases partly heard before the National Tribunal shall be continued and completed before that Tribunal after which the Tribunal shall cease to exist either on completion of the hearing or within six months after the coming into force of 1992 Consti…