THE REPUBLIC
V.
KYEREMEH HARRISON

(2015) JELR 65632 (HC)    
High Court  ·  CASE NO.309/15 ·  8 May 2015 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HER LADYSHIP ANGELINA MENSAH-HOMIAH (MRS.) JUSTICE OF THE HIGH COURT
Core Terms Beta
a1
vehicle
a2
driver
taxi cab
prosecution
reasonable doubt
suspect seidu
accused persons
accused person
registration number aw
sections
statement
criminal offence
front passenger seat
return journey
said taxi cab
sick mother
above definition
basic requirement of proof
charge caution statement
charge pontiac vibe
charge sheet
charge taxi cab
common purpose
conviction of the accused person
criminal cases
criminal offences act
cross-examination
evidence act
exhibit a. photographs of the said vehicle
exhibit b
following facts
following morning
good news
handbrake of the taxi cab
mobile phones
offences of conspiracy
oteng v
particulars of the offences
person accused of a crime
police detective
said vehicle
spiritual powers
statement of a1
taxi cab driver
use of an offensive weapon
use of criminal assault
vicious men
wit robbery

"... Justice is inverted when those engines of the law, instead of pinching vicious men, keep honest ones in awe.." Daniel Defoe (1889).

It appears to me that the prosecution in this case are desirous of securing the conviction of the accused person who stand charged with the offences of conspiracy to commit crime, to wit robbery, and robbery, contrary to sections 23(1) and 149 of The Criminal Offences Act, 1960, Act 29. The particulars of the offences are that Kyeremeh Harrison ( A1) and one Seidu ( at large) agreed and acted together to rob one Francis Nantwi of his Pontiac Vibe Taxi cab with registration number AW 8489- 14 on 23/11/2014.

A1 pleaded not guilty to these charges, hence, the instant trial. The facts on which the prosecution rely are that on 23/11/2014 at about 1:30pm, the complainant was in charge Pontiac Vibe with registration number AW 8489- 14 at Adum, Kumasi. The accused persons hired his services to take them to Abrakaso, near Agona, to pick up a herbalist to treat …

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