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RAHIM IBRAHIM & 3 Ors. v. THE REPUBLIC

(2017) JELR 107062 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  H2/2/201  •  18 Jul 2017  •  Ghana

Coram
Dennis Adjei, JA (Presiding). Avril Lovelace-Johnson, JA. Barbara Ackah-Yensu (Ms), JA

Judgement

JUDGMENT

BARBARA ACKAH-YENSU (Ms) JA

This is an appeal against the conviction of and sentence imposed on the Appellants herein by the High Court, sitting at Wa.

The Appellants were charged together with two others for various offences. Rahim Ibrahim, the 1st Appellant was accused of stealing and unlawful entry. Salifu Shierif, the 2nd Appellant was accused of dishonestly receiving and having in his possession, stolen property. Sadat Seidu Guonaa, 3rd Appellant was accused of having in his possession stolen property and causing lawful damage. Aloya Amadeus, 4th Appellant who was the 5th Accused at the trial, was accused of having in his possession stolen property and unlawful damage.

These are the antecedents to this case. The Police had information that 2nd Appellant had in his possession a 50-inch LG Flat screen television set which was suspected to be stolen property. Upon his arrest, 2nd Appellant told the Police that the TV set was for 1st Appellant and that he swapped his own 43-inc…

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