FRANCIS BEDZRAH
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(2017) JELR 63750 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CRIMINAL APPEAL NO: H2/3/2016 ·  16 Nov 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
MARIAMA OWUSU (MISS) J.A. (PRESIDING), F.G. KORBIEH J.A., I.O.TANKO AMADU J.A.
Core Terms Beta
appellant
accused persons
independent witness
ground
grounds of appeal
supreme court
appeal
charge sheet
criminal offences act
george ayitey
statements
case of frimpong alias iboman v
constitutional right
eric annor blay v
offences of conspiracy
open court
senior state attorney
abdul razak alias zak
alleged confession statement of the appellant
a. no
bounden duty
brief facts of the case
charge statement
criminal appeal
criminal appeal no. j3/1/2015
cross-examination
fair trial
first day of the trial
first witness
following procedure
fundamental principle of our criminal jurisprudence
further grounds
high court
indulgence of the trial court
legal issue
next adjourned date
next thing
part of the cross-examination
police officer
receipt of the record of appeal
said crime
sick leave
standard rule
statements of the accused persons
station manager of the glory filling station
trial judge claims
turn of the appellant
unprofessional opening setting
witness statements

JUDGMENT

F.G. KORBIEH, J.A.

On page 3 of the ROA, the appellant (as the 2nd accused), George Ayitey @ George Johnson Layitey (as 1st accused), Mawuli @ Shortie (as 3rd accused) Abdul Razak @ Zak (as 4th accused who was at large) and Gedo (as 5th accused) were recorded as being arraigned before the High Court, Accra and charged with the offences of conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery. The 4th accused, Abdul Razak alias Zak was at large and understandably not in court. But there was no explanation as to the whereabouts of the 5th accused, Mohammed Gedo. So even though there were supposed to be four accused persons present in court that day, only three of them were charged: all three pleaded not guilty to the two counts of conspiracy to rob and robbery. The brief facts of the case were given by the prosecution as follows: the three accused persons, i.e. the appellant, George Ayitey and Mawuli, armed with a pistol supplied by Gedo, had robbed the station manager of the Glory Filling St…

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