ANTHONY OPPONG, JA
The appellant with five others were arraigned before the High Court, Sekondi, with the offences of conspiracy to commit crime to wit, robbery contrary to sections 23(1) and 149 of Act 29/60 as amended by Act 646 and 12 counts of robbery contrary to section 149 of Act 29/60 as amended by Act 646.
The appellant pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him. However, after the trial, the trial High Court in a judgment dated 6th November, 2017 found at pages 302 to 360 of the record of appeal convicted him and sentenced him accordingly.
The appellant filed notice of appeal pursuant to leave of this court dated 23rd July 2019 found at page 423 of the record of appeal.
Before going into the merits or the demerits of the appeal we may look at the facts.
On the 15th November, 2011, at about 4.30 a.m., a group of persons armed with guns and cutlasses blocked the motor road between Sefwi Boako and Sefwi Fawoman with logs and blocks and attacked traders who were trav…