(1968) JELR 80657 (HC)    
High Court  ·  3 Dec 1968 ·  Ghana
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[1968] GLR 1092 - 1101
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mr. quansah
amo darko
mr. chairman
mr. sackey
mr. ackom-mensah
commission of inquiry
exhibit c
exhibit f
exhibit d
above answers
criminal code
exhibit e
false statements
oral statement
reasonable doubt
representative of amo darko
second count
temporary petty cash payment vouchers
accused commit perjury
accused cross
aspects of his evidence
commission of enquiry
counts of perjury
earlier statement
external auditors
financial irregularities
first count
first prosecution witness
following dialogue
following passage
instructions of the director of the institute
learned counsel
legal duty
mistake of the true state of the question
office of the director of the animal research institute
petty cash payment voucher
police inspector
said amount
said inquiry
true copies of the proceedings of the commission
various dates

Archer J. The accused is charged with two counts of perjury, contrary to section 210 (1) of the Criminal Code, 1960 (Act 29). The first count is that on 14 July 1967, the accused, in an oral statement on oath before a commission of inquiry, stated that he, the accused, did pay an amount of ¢1,084.00 to someone who called himself Amo Darko on 5 November 1965 in the office of the director of the Animal Research Institute and in the director's presence, which statement the accused knew to be false in a material particular or which he had no reason to believe to be true.

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The second count is that before the said inquiry, the accused on 18 July 1967, in another oral statement on oath stated that he paid the said amount of ¢1,084.00 to a representative of Amo Darko under the instructions of the director of the institute, in the accused's own office on 5 November 1965 and he, the accused, gave the said representative a prepared petty cash payment voucher to be taken to Amo Darko fo…

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