GEORGE ACKON @ KWAKU BALLOR
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(2017) JELR 63891 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  SUIT NO: H2/07/2016 ·  24 May 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
E. K. AYEBI J.A. (PRESIDING), G. TORKORNOO (MRS) J.A., A. M. DOMAKYAAREH (MRS.) J.A.
Core Terms Beta
appellant
evidence
record of appeal
reasonable doubt
accused person
supreme court
evidence act
sufficient evidence
unlawful harm
criminal offence
grounds of appeal
prosecution witnesses
neck stab wound
notice of appeal
self-defence
critical issue
deceased emmanuel ofori
general limits of justifiable force
material witnesses
obuasi circuit court
use of force
accused person’s father
appellant argued grounds
appellant’s act
broken parts of the said bottle
burden of proof rests calls
cause of death of seven-month
credible evidence
criminal matter
express authority
facts of the case
following guidelines
following matters
further evidence
general part of criminal law
gravamen of the appellant
kumasi high court
mr otchere antwi
mr s. b. donkor
order of a court
order of this court
playing ground
post mortem examination
prosecution’s case
pw1’s account
said conviction
sarimbe alias olala v.
scene of the offence
state v. amoah
vital witness

JUDGMENT

1. This is an appeal by the appellant against his conviction and sentence for murder by the Kumasi High Court dated 23rd July 2001.

FACTS OF THE CASE AS PRESENTED BY THE PROSECUTION AT THE TRIAL:

2. The Prosecution’s case was that on 23/5/98 about 10:00am, the deceased Emmanuel Ofori arrived at Obuasi Central Market from Kwapea. Shortly thereafter he decided to pay a visit to the accused person’s father, with whom he has been working lotto. On his way, he met the accused person and others, now at large, who snatched his ₵55,000. After a fruitless effort to get his money, back the deceased accompanied by a friend who is a witness in the case made a report at the Central Police Station, Obuasi where they met Sgt. G.N Amatus. After lodging the complaint, the deceased and his friend left the charge office and fortunately for them, they met the accused person on his way home. The deceased again demanded his money back whereupon the accused person dared the deceased to follow him if h…

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