On 17th November, 2014, the appellant was convicted by the Circuit Court, Kumasi for stealing contrary to section 124(1) of Act 29 as amended by paragraph 4 of NLCD 398/60. He was sentenced to 10 years IHL. The court also ordered the confiscation of his Ford Transit Bus, GH¢12,000.00 which was then in the custody of the Court and House Number 30, 27 Street Atwima Koforidua to the complainant.
The appellant was aggrieved by the judgment and therefore appealed against his conviction and sentence to this court after leave to appeal out of time has been granted to him by this court on 4th March 2015.
The appellant grounds of appeal are:
(1) The conviction cannot be supported having regard to the evidence on record.
(2) The learned trial judge erred when he called upon the appellant to open his defence as no case had been made against him at the close of the prosecution’s case.
(3) The sentence of ten years was excessively harsh.
The appellant counsel did not ask for any relief in his p…