OWUSU (MS) JSC.
The Appellant was charged together with two others on two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery contrary to sections 23 (1) and 149 and of the criminal and other offences Act, 1960, Act 29 as amended by Act 646 of 2003.
They were arraigned before the High Court, Sekondi for trial. They pleaded not guilty. The prosecution therefore led evidence in their quest to prove the charges against them.
At the end of the trial all three of them were found guilty on both counts and convicted. The 1st accused was sentenced to life imprisonment. The 2nd and 3rd accused persons were sentenced to 70 years each on both counts.
Dissatisfied with both conviction and sentence, the Appellant appealed to the Court of Appeal which dismissed the appeal against conviction but allowed the appeal against sentence and reduced the sentence of 70 years I. H. L. to 30 years I. H. L. Still dissatisfied, he has appealed to this court on the grounds:
“(i) that the Court of Appeal did no…