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(1975) JELR 69705 (HC)

High Court  •  17 Oct 1975  •  Ghana




On 21 May 1974, the appellant Kwame Santuoh was convicted of dishonestly receiving by a Kumasi circuit court and sentenced to four years’ imprisonment with hard labour.

The facts leading to the trial and conviction of the appellant can be summarised as follows: During the early hours of 23 August 1973, thieves broke into shops belonging to the first eighteen prosecution witnesses, and stole several pieces of wax print therefrom. The shops were situated at Adum in Kumasi. The appellant was tried with four others whose appeals against their convictions and sentences have been dismissed summarily for want of merit. They were charged with the offences of conspiracy to steal, unlawful entry and stealing but acquitted and discharged of the first two charges and convicted of stealing. The first accused at the trial, Musah Mali, popularly known as Dogo was employed as a watchman by Messrs Major and Co. in Kumasi. His place of work is sited at Adum, just fifteen yards from the hou…

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