The judgment in this case has been composed by three separate opinions of the members of the panel who heard the case. In substance each of us deals with separate aspects of the case in detail. We have adopted this method in order to avoid repetitions and duplications. Any of us may comment on the other issues as well. Those comments and the detailed considerations should be read together before the full import of the ratio decidendi on each issue will be appreciated.
The various aspects of the case are dealt with as follows: I will discuss in detail the facts giving rise to the charges and the proceedings before us including the issue of Gazette notification for the appeals, as well as the constitutional points raised in respect of the second charge. My brother Baddoo JA will discuss the aspects of the case dealing with the charges in so far that they relate to the submission that at the end of the case for the prosecution, no case was made to support the charges p…