ABDUL SAMED SEIDU
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(2008) JELR 63679 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CRM/ NO: H2/8/2008 ·  24 Jul 2008 ·  Ghana
CORAM
KUSI-APPIAH J.A. (PRESIDING), GYAESAYOR J.A., AYEBI J.A.
Core Terms Beta
bail
applicant
abdul-samed seidu
police
summary of evidence
trial judge
reasonable time
constitution of the republic of ghana
continued detention of the appellant
criminal procedure code
district court
high court
learned counsel
proper charge of say murder
trial court
abdul-samed
absence of evidence
arguments of learned counsel
arrest of the applicant
arrest warrant
brief background information of this case
canadian citizen
committal magistrate
death of the alleged victim of the offence
decision of the high court
digital camera
disappearance of abdul-samed seidu
disappeared victim
facts of the appellant
family of abdul-samed seidu
following grounds
friend abdul-samed seidu
ghanaian case of state v
grounds of appeal
learned judge
lower courts
motorola phone batteries
murder cases
new zealand law report
particular judge takes of the charge
phone calls
police station
reasonable grounds
relevant parts
said abdul-samed
samed seidu
unambiguous provisions of the sub-section
way abdul-samed

KUSI-APPIAH, J.A.: This appeal is from the decision of the High Court, Tamale, given on 11th July, 2007 per DOEGAH J. by which the Learned Judge refused and dismissed an application for bail by the applicant ,now the appellant herein. Dissatisfied with the said ruling the appellant has appealed to this court on the following grounds:

(1) That the ruling was unreasonable having regard to the circumstances.

(2) That the trial Judge exercised his discretion improperly and wrongfully.

(3) That the continued detention of the appellant contravenes Articles 14 and 19 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.

Before I discuss these grounds of appeal, I would give a brief background information of this case. The facts of the appellant’s case may be gathered from the affidavit in support of his application for bail at the High Court containing the following relevant averments:

“2. I am a Ghanaian by birth and ordinarily resident in Canada where I am a

citizen.

3. Abdul-Samed Seidu is a friend o…

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