The appellant was arraigned before the High Court (Fast Track) on 9 October 2002 on three counts of wilfully causing financial loss to the State, contrary to section 179A (3)(a) of the Criminal Code, 1960 (Act 29), and a fourth count of intentionally misapplying public property, contrary to section 1(2) of the Public Property Protection Decree, 1977 (SMCD 140). He pleaded not guilty to the charges, and at the end of the case for the prosecution his counsel made a submission of no case to answer, to which counsel for the Republic replied and on 28 March 2003 the trial High Court overruled the submission of no case to answer and accordingly called upon the appellant to enter into his defence.
It is from this ruling that the appellant has appealed to this court on the following eighteen grounds of appeal:
“(i) the trial judge erred in law in overruling the submission of no case made by counsel for the accused without providing reasons why this was legally proper;
(ii) the …