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NIMOLGU AND OTHERS
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(1979) JELR 63721 (HC)    
High Court  ·  19 Oct 1979 ·  Ghana
 · 
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[1978] GLR 714
CORAM
TAYLOR J.

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
appellants
section
complainants
evidence
prosecution
district court
trial
trial judge
circuit court
counsel
offence
medical reports
statement of offence
counsel’s attention
hard labour
henry azugre
first prosecution witness
abugbire akologo
first appellant
fresh charges
jurisdiction of this court
medical evidence
particulars of offence
upper circuit
accused person
charge sheet
chief justice
circuit judge
convict of the offence consisting
criminal code
following morning
fracture of the left tibia
fracture of the second metacarpal of the left hand
hands of the appellants
high court judge
lesser charge
material witness
offensive weapon
only witnesses
order of committal
prosecution of any person
provision of section
said complainants
said evidence
serious injuries
taylor j.
use of an offensive weapon
version of the facts
victims of the appellants
view of the grounds of appeal

TAYLOR J.

The three appellants in this case were jointly charged with the offence of causing harm contrary to section 69 of the Criminal Code, 1960 (Act 29). They were all convicted by the Circuit Court, Bolgatanga, and were each sentenced to a term of nine months’ imprisonment with hard labour. They have appealed against their convictions and sentences and in view of the grounds of appeal filed on their behalf it is necessary to set down the statement of offence and the particulars of offence as they were contained in the charge sheet upon which they were arraigned. They are:

“STATEMENT OF OFFENCE Causing harm: (2 Counts) section 69 of Act 29/60
PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE 1. Aburo Nimolgu—Farmer, 2. Atibire Nimolgu —Farmer and 3. Abugbire Akologo — Farmer: For that you on 14 February 1978 at about 7.30 p.m. at Zuarungu in the Upper Circuit and within the jurisdiction of this court did unlawfully cause harm to one Henry Azugre. 2. Aburo Nimolgu — Farmer, 2. Atibire Nimolgu — Farmer and 3. …
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