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STATE V. DJABA

(1966) JELR 67914 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  20 Jun 1966  •  Ghana

Coram
SARKODEE-ADOO C.J,MILLS-ODOI JSC,BRUCE-LYLE J.S.C.

Judgement

SARKODEE-ADOO C.J.

We dismissed this appeal on 6 May 1966 indicating that we would give our reasons later, and accordingly we now give the reasons. The appeal is from the ruling of Wiredu J. dated 22 April 1966 reported at p. 327 supra admitting the respondent to bail, and is set out in extenso:

“The applicant was convicted on 10 May 1965 with two others of conspiracy and stealing an amount of £G512,000 and he was sentenced to 24 years’ imprisonment with hard labour. He has filed an appeal and applied to this court for bail. The main grounds of the application are that he has a reasonable chance of success in the appeal which may take a long time before it is heard and that his being kept in custody would work hardship and be unjust to him should the appeal succeed. This point was canvassed exhaustively in the analysis of the 97 page judgment of Akainyah J. (as he then was) sitting in the High Court, Accra. The respondent dwelt mainly on the question of jurisdiction and on authorities …

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