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(1973) JELR 63654 (HC)

High Court  •  9 Jan 1973  •  Ghana



OSEI-HWERE J.: On 15 December 1972, I allowed the appellant’s appeal against his conviction and sentence and reserved my reasons which I now proceed to give. The appellant was arraigned before the District Court Grade II, Atebubu, on a count of careless driving and on another count of negligently causing harm. The particulars of the careless driving charged him with driving “without due care and attention.” The appellant pleaded not guilty to these charges and after the trial magistrate had heard the evidence, he convicted the appellant on both counts and sentenced him to a fine of ¢100.00 or six months’ imprisonment with hard labour on the first count and ¢200.00 or twelve months’ imprisonment with hard labour on the second count. He ordered “sentence to run concurrent” and he, additionally, ordered that the appellant be disqualified from holding a driving licence for a period of twelve months. It is against this conviction and sentence that the appellant appealed and the grounds of …

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