Sarkodee-Adoo J.S.C. read the judgment of the court. The appellants were jointly charged on twelve counts, six of conspiracy to steal and six of stealing moneys totalling in all a sum of £G2,911 10s. belonging to the Ghana Government. On the counts of conspiracy the appellants were jointly charged with one E. A. Daniels and other persons unknown to steal moneys belonging to the Ghana Government by means of employment.
The first appellant, Kwame Fosu Osei was a cashier in the Ministry of Food and Agriculture at Kumasi on the material dates of the offences charged; the second appellant, Emmanuel Daniel Annan was the assistant accountant in the said Ministry and E. A. Daniels, who was a clerical officer attached to the Konongo/North District of the said Ministry, did not stand trial with the appellants.
The trial was at the Kumasi Assizes before Crabbe, J., with the aid of assessors who expressed various opinions as to the guilt of the appellants. The learned tr…