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OBENG ALIAS DONKOR AND OTHERS V. THE STATE

(1966) JELR 67932 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  28 Mar 1966  •  Ghana

Coram
CRABBE JSC,AKAINYAH JSC,BRUCE-LYLE J.S.C.

Judgement

CRABBE J.S.C.

All the appellants in this case were convicted on various counts by Apaloo J.S.C., sitting with assessors, in the High Court of Ghana held at Accra on 25 January 1965. They were charged together with others, who were acquitted at the trial, on the first count of conspiracy to steal contrary to sections 23 (1) and 124 of the Criminal Code, 1960, and all, except the first appellant, were charged with abetment of crime contrary to sections 20 (1) and 124 of the Criminal Code, 1960. The first appellant alone was charged on six counts of stealing various sums of money belonging to the United Ghana Farmers Council. The first appellant was acquitted on the fourth count of stealing, and about this acquittal we shall say more later in this judgment. The fourth accused was dead at the hearing of this appeal, and, therefore, we treated his appeal as having abated.

The case turned purely on the facts which we think it is unnecessary to set out. After a detailed and meticulous summing-…

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