ANYASS JIBRIL
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(2019) JELR 65590 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  SUIT NO. H2/14/2017 ·  27 Feb 2019 ·  Ghana
CORAM
MARIAMA OWUSU J.A. (PRESIDING), DZAMEFE J. A., WELBOURNE (MRS) J. A.
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whereabouts of the said blessing
whole case

JUDGMENT

WELBOURNE, JA

This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court, Kumasi, dated 11th January, 2013. The judgment is found at pages 109 to 131 of the Record of Appeal while the Notice of Appeal can be found at pages 132 to 135 of the Record of A ppeal, filed on 8th Februry, 2013 and 28th October, 2013.

The facts in this case are fairly simple and straightforward.

BRIEF FACTS:

The Brief Facts of this case as put forward by the Prosecution are that on the 4th of August 2011, personnel of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Ashanti Region, arrested the Appellant herein at his residence at Asawasi, Kumasi and retrieved a total of three thousand, three hundred and twenty five (3325) wrappers of powdery and rocky substances which later tested positive for heroin and cocaine which are narcotic drugs. An amount of Three Thousand and Twelve Ghana cedis (GH₵3,012.00) and One Thousand One Hundred and Eighty Naira (N1,180.0) were also found in the Appellant’s room. The Appellant…

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