BECKLEY AND OTHERS
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(1999) JELR 69510 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  21 Jun 1999 ·  Ghana
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Other Citations
[1999-2000] 1 GLR 469
CORAM
OFORI BOATENG JA,BADDOO JA,GBADEGBE JA
Core Terms Beta
appellants
judgment
panel
court
defect
section
republic
trial
composition of the tribunal
hard labour
member
june
sentence
additional ground of appeal
appeal
behalf of the appellants
considered opinion
counsel
decision of the tribunal
new panel
reason of any defect
sentences
seventh accused
years’ imprisonment
abuse of office
accused persons
african court of appeal
baddoo ja
change of panel members
composition of the court of the paramount chief
court of competent jurisdiction
criminal procedure code
following terms of fines
gk nyewolema esq
hearing of case
judgment of the western regional public tribunal
main ground of appeal
mr eric nyavor
ninth june
present case none of the panel members
proceedings of the trial tribunal
public tribunals law
seventh eighth
sixth appellant
submissions
such error
time of the delivery of the judgment
western regional public tribunal
year imprisonment

BADDOO JA.: Nine accused persons including the appellants herein were charged before the Western Regional Public Tribunal on June 9 1987 with conspiracy to commit a crime, to wit doing an act to sabotage the economy of Ghana. The seventh, eighth and ninth accused persons who are now at large were further charged with abuse of office for private profit while the sixth appellant herein was additionally charged with abetment of crime.

On 3 August 1988, almost fourteen months later after the trial begun in June 1987, all the appellants including the seventh eighth and ninth accused persons, were convicted and sentenced to the following terms of fines and imprisonment:

“(1) The first to ninth accused are sentenced to one year Imprisonment on count one.

(2) The first to ninth accused are sentenced to a fine of ¢500,000 each or in default five years’imprisonment with hard labour on count two.

(3) The eighth accused is sentenced to one years’ imprisonment with hard labour on count five.

(4) The…

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