EUGENE ADDO LARTEH
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(2016) JELR 69587 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO.H2/02/2017 ·  20 Dec 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
DENNIS DOMINIC ADJEI J.A. (PRESIDING), CECILIA H. SOWAH J.A., L. L. MENSAH J.A.
Core Terms Beta
appellant
evidence
learned appellant’s counsel
learned trial judge
trial judge
reasonable doubt
pw2
trial court
accused person
company’s bank account
pieces of evidence
undated vat invoices
weight of evidence
years imprisonment
above exchange
appellant’s branch
appellant’s underhand dealings auditors
appellate court
audit reports
barclays bank
company bank accounts
criminal offences act
cross-examination
direct company
end of the trial
entire record of appeal
exhibit c
exhibit c series
findings of the learned trial judge
following grounds of appeal
four-man witness
grounds of appeal
guilt of an accused person
high court
interesting question
judgement of the trial judge shows
long string of decided cases
manager of market direct company
market direct company limited
portion of the cross-examination of the pw
property of market direct company
prosecution of the appellant
pw2 accountant
quantities of goods
reduction of goods
said money
series of questions
support of the above submission
vat invoices exhibit c series

JUDGMENT

L. L. MENSAH, J.A.

The Appellant herein was tried by the High Court, Koforidua on the 31st day of July 2013 on two counts of stealing and convicted on the first count contrary to section 124(1) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960, Act 29 as amended by paragraph 4 of NLCD 398/1969.

The particulars of count 1 is that the accused between the months of February to June 2011 at Nkawkaw and as a manager of Market Direct Company, Nkawkaw branch, sold quantities of goods in his stock valued at GH₵199,938.122, and dishonestly appropriated the said money which is the property of Market Direct Company.

The particulars of count 2 is that the accused between the month of January to June 2011 at Nkawkaw dishonestly appropriated an amount of GH₵12,446.16, given to him as imprest by Market Direct Company.

In the prosecution of the appellant, the prosecution marshalled a four-man witness against the appellant, as against the appellant who called his guarantor mother as his sole witness. At the end …

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