The appellant was convicted by the Circuit Court (Akropong) on 6th October 2011 for “Being in possession of Narcotic drugs contrary to section 2(1)(2) of PNDCL 236 of Act 1990” and sentenced on his own plea of guilty to 15 years imprisonment. He appealed his conviction and sentence to the High Court, Koforidua which on 2nd May 2012 dismissed the appeal and rather enhanced the sentence from 15 years to 25 years IHL.
Being aggrieved with the decision contained in the judgment of the High Court Koforidua, sitting as an appellate court, the appellant has pursuant to leave granted filed this appeal to this court with the following as grounds of appeal:
a. The appellate High Court failed to consider the ground of appeal of the appellant that the appellant did not appreciate the nature and quality of his plea of guilty by holding that appellant pleaded guilty simplicity when the charge was read to him.
b. The appellant High Court erred in law when it held that the procedure at the Cir…