R
V.
ONUOHA

(1936) JELR 80182 (WACA)    

West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  4 Nov 1936 ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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(1936) 3 WACA
CORAM
Cor. KINDDON, PETRIDES AND WEBBER, C. JJ.
Core Terms Beta
conviction
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section
constable
parcel
counterfeit coins
moulds
prosecution
kitchen
24th day of july
case
charges
criminal code
current alloy
ogugua onuoha
open shed
particulars
pieces of metal
preparation
province of owerri
silver coin
accused’s compound
act of some malicious person
african court of appeal ordinance
appeal
current silver coins
early morning
facts of the cases
frank rise
fresh footprints
grounds of appeal
guilty intent
guilty knowledge
hard labour
house of the accused
isaac aba
lawful authority
legal evidence
own particular circumstances
parts
p.c. no.
provisions of section
reasonable doubt
sides of current silver coins
such moulds
usual place
weight of evidence
west
wit resemblances
years’ imprisonment

KINGDON, C.J., (reading the judgment).

This is an appeal against the conviction of the accused on two counts, namely:-

1. Preparation for coining gold and silver coin, contrary to section 148, subsection (2), of the Criminal Code.

Particulars:-

Ogugua Onuoha on or about the 24th day of July, 1935, in the province of Owerri made four pieces of metal into fit size or figure to facilitate the coining therefore of four counterfeit current silver coins to wit resemblances of two current alloy one shilling and of two current alloy sixpenny pieces.

2. Preparation for coining gold and silver coin, contrary to section 148, subsection (3) (c), of the Criminal Code.

Particulars:-

Ogugua Onuoha without lawful authority or excuse on or about the 24th day of July, 1935, in the province of Owerri had in his possession thirty-four moulds adapted to make either sides of current silver coins to wit resemblances of current alloy florin and one shilling and sixpenny pieces or parts of either sides thereof knowi…

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