THE REPUBLIC
V.
SOSU RAPHAEL

(2017) JELR 65307 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  SUIT NO: H2/24/2017 ·  28 Feb 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ADJEI J.A. (PRESIDING), SOWAH J.A., MENSAH J.A.
Core Terms Beta
appellant
sentence
appeal
section
false pretence
accused person
offence
appellate court
false pretences
high court
trial circuit court judge
appellate courts
good character
j.a
sentences
supreme court
trial circuit court
years imprisonment
charge sheet
courts act
high court judge
issue of false cheque
part of the record of appeal
sosu raphael
sum of gh26
cape coast
charge of issue of false cheque
circuit court mpraeso
criminal jurisdiction
criminal offence
criminal plan
false cheque
fresh evidence
full refund of the amount
ground of appeal
grounds of appeal
high court koforidua
inmate of maximum security prison ankaful
intrinsic seriousness of the offence
long standing principle of law
old age position of law
order of imprisonment
particular crime
refund of the money
said trial circuit court
section 313a
subject matter of the crime
subject matter of the offence
sudden increase

ADJEI,J.A:

The Appellant herein was convicted by the Circuit Court Mpraeso on 28th February,2014 on two counts of defrauding by false pretence contrary to section 131 of Act 29/1960 and issue of false cheque contrary to section 313 A of Act 29. The trial Circuit Court Judge sentenced the accused person to a term of fifteen years imprisonment in respect of defrauding by false pretence. Regarding the offence of issuing false cheque, the trial Circuit Court sentenced the accused person to a term of three years. The three sentences were to run concurrently.

The Appellant herein who was the accused person at the trial Circuit Court appealed against the sentence imposed on him by the said trial Circuit Court to the High Court, Koforidua. The High Court Koforidua heard the appeal against sentence and reduced the fifteen years sentence imposed on the Appellant on the two counts of defrauding by false pretences to eight years on each count and were to run concurrently. The High Court did not dis…

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