EMMANUEL YAO BOATENG
V.
THE KING

JELR 80996 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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1946-49 12 WACA 242-245
CORAM
LORD OAKSEY, LORD REID, SIR MADHAVAN NAIR AND SIR JOHN BEAUMONT
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 Sir John Beaumont. This is an appeal by special leave from a judgment of the West African Court of Appeal dated the 21st November, 1947, dismissing an appeal from a judgment of the Supreme Court of the Gold Coast dated the 9th July, 1947, whereby the appellant was convicted of conspiracy dishonestly to receive stolen goods contrary to sections 49 and 284 (1) of the Criminal Code of the Gold Coast, and of dishonestly receiving 1,360 yards of khaki drill knowing the same to have been stolen, contrary to section 284 (1) of the Criminal Code, and was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment with hard labour on each count, the sentences to run concurrently. Three other men were jointly charged with the appellant, Salifu, accused No.1, and Yaro, accused No.2, who were also convicted, and Francis, accused No.3, who was acquitted.

It is unnecessary to set out the sections of the Criminal Code under which the appellant was convicted since nothing depends on their terms. The question in the appeal …

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