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PAUL LARBIE AND 3 OTHERS V. THE REPUBLIC

(2018) JELR 68198 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  SUIT NO. H2/5/2018  •  25 Jul 2018  •  Ghana

Coram
AYEBI J.A, ADJEI J.A, SUURBAAREH J.A

Judgement

JUDGEMENT

ADJEI, J.A.

The Appellants herein are accused persons before the District Court, Adjabeng, Accra. The Appellants have been charged for two counts of offences namely; conspiracy to commit murder contrary to section 23 (1) of Act 29/60 and murder contrary to section 46 of Act 29/60.

The brief facts of the case presented before the District Court were that the 1st Appellant is a land guard and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Appellants are traders living at Oduman. On 14th October, 2016, the 1st Appellant accused the deceased, Baba Mahmoud for having stolen his motor bike. The Appellants called the deceased on phone to meet them and when he arrived at the scene, the Appellants attacked him with sticks and assaulted him. The Appellants stripped the deceased naked and subjected him to severe beatings. The Appellants further dragged the deceased to the nearby bush, abandoned him and was subsequently found dead. The Appellants absconded and were arrested from their hideout.

The District Court rem…

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