KINGSLEY AMANKWAH
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(2021) JELR 109025 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  J3/04/2019 ·  21 Jul 2021 ·  Ghana
CORAM
DOTSE JSC (PRESIDING), PWAMANG JSC, MARFUL-SAU JSC, TORKORNOO (MRS.) JSC, AMADU JSC
Core Terms Beta
court
appeal
reasonable doubt
trial court
text message
2nd accused
learned trial judge
robbery contrary
trial judge
1st convict
accused persons
criminal case
dr. robert darko osei of cash
mobile phones
offences act
pieces of evidence
record of appeal
12th day of september
above poem
cases of the prosecution
complainant dr. robert darko osei
decision of the trial high court
dr. robert darko osei pw2
father of the complainant pw4
first accused solomon duodu
following statement
following witnesses
instant appeal
investigation a1
lack of evidence
odorkor police station
part of the appellant
previous criminal record
previous criminal records
process lt. col. darko
prosecution lead evidence
said appeal
said facts
salient facts of this appeal
settled principle of law
spider appellant
successful prosecution
support of their case

JUDGMENT 


DOTSE JSC:- 

PROLOGUE 

After reflecting on the sordid and traumatic events that culminated in the arrest,  successful prosecution of three young men aged 23, 21 and 22 years respectively as at  2009, and their subsequent conviction and sentence to 65 years each on charges of  conspiracy to commit crime namely robbery contrary to Sections 23 and 149 of the Criminal  and other Offences Act, 1960, Act 29 as amended by The Criminal Offences (Amendment) Act,  2003 Act 646, and robbery, contrary to section 149 of the Criminal and Other Offences Act, 1960,  Act 29 as amended by Criminal Offences (Amendment) Act 646, 2003, we deem it appropriate  to refer to the following statement. 

This statement itself was made by this court as its concluding remarks in its unanimous  judgment in the case of Frimpong alias Iboman v. The Republic [2012] 1 SCGLR 297, at  340 where we stated as follows:- 

“Before we conclude our judgment in this appeal, let us share with you the first stanza of  Rudya…

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