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RICHARD KWABENA ASIAMAH V. THE REPUBLIC

(2019) JELR 67945 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CIVIL APPEAL NO: H2/20/2018  •  6 Jun 2019  •  Ghana

Coram
KUSI-APPIAH J.A. (PRESIDING), SOWAH J.A., KWOFIE J.A.

Judgement

SOWAH, J.A.

Introduction

This is an appeal by Richard K. Asiamah (herein referred to as third accused person, [A3] or the appellant) who felt aggrieved by the judgment of the High Court Accra, (Financial Division) dated 27th February 2018 in the case of the Republic v. 1. Leticia Acquah, 2. Ruby Wotordjor, 3. Richard K. Asiamah (the appellant) and 4. Seth Kwapong.

A1, A2 and A3 were charged in count one with conspiracy to commit an offence namely; Defrauding by false pretense contrary to section 23(1) and 131(1) of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29).

Count two was a charge against A1 and A2 with defrauding by false pretenses contrary to section 131(1) Act 29. Whilst A4 was charged in Count 3 with Dishonestly receiving property contrary to section 146 of Act 29.

All four accused persons pleaded not guilty to the various charges.

However after a full trial, in respect of Count one on the charge of Conspiracy to defraud, A1 was acquitted whilst A2 and A3 were found guilty as charged and e…

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