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FRANCIS ARTHUR V. THE REPUBLIC

(2019) JELR 63749 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.: H2/09/2018  •  21 Feb 2019  •  Ghana

Coram
F. KUSI-APPIAH JA (PRESIDING), B. ACKAH-YENSU (MS.) JA, M. M. AGYEMANG (MRS.) JA

Judgement

JUDGMENT

AGYEMANG (MRS.), JA:

On 17th November 2017, the appellant herein, arraigned before the High Court, Accra, was convicted of the crimes of Stealing and Forgery of Document. He was sentenced to ten (10) years imprisonment with hard labour on the count of Stealing, contrary to S. 124(1) of the Criminal Offences Act. 1960, Act 29; and two (2) years imprisonment with hard labour on the count of Forgery of Document, contrary to S. 159 of the same Act (the court amended the statement offence which had charged the appellant under S. 158 of the Act). The sentences were made to run concurrently. The appellant, dissatisfied with the judgment of the court below, has appealed against his conviction on both counts, and also against the concurrent sentence of ten years imprisonment with hard labour. In this appeal, the appellant seeks a setting aside of same and in their place, an acquittal from the crimes charged.

In summary, the facts of this case upon which the appellant was charged and arra…

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