WOOD, (MRS) CJ
On the 21st of January, 2009, we affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal which substituted the appellant’s murder conviction for manslaughter. Furthermore, we enhanced the sentence of 15 years imposed on him to 21 years with hard labour and reserved our reasons. We now assign our reasons for those decisions that we took.
The appellant appeared at the jury trial in the High Court Tamale, as the 1st Accused, was convicted with one other person for the murder of one Debora Biggor and sentenced to death, for conspiracy to murder and murder. On appeal, the Court of Appeal substituted his conviction of murder with manslaughter and imposed a sentence of 15 years with hard labour. It is from this decision of the Court of Appeal that the Appellant, has appealed to this court against both conviction and sentence on the following original and additional grounds, four in all.
GROUNDS OF APPEAL
1. The Court of Appeal erred by convicting the Appellant for manslaug…