REX
V.
ALBERT STEPHEN ,TAWIAH ALIAS YAW TAWIAH & YAW BAFO

JELR 81103 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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Other Citations
1946-49 12 WACA 416-417
CORAM
BLACKALL, P., SMITH, AG. C.J. (GOLD COAST), LEWEY, J.A.
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charge
queen
additional grounds of appeal
crown counsel
facts
information
offence
criminal code
ground of appeal
language of section
particulars of offence
adequate indictment
appeal
appellant
clear distinction
constituent element of the offence
criminal procedure code
defective averment
divisional court
due attention
evening of the fire
evidence of the prosecution witnesses
facts of the alibi
good reason
grounds
j.a. these
leave of this court
major part of his argument
mr. bossman
mr. buckmaster
offence of arson of a building
record of the details of the judge
requirements of the law
scene of the fire
such considerations
such matters of detail
support of his submission
technical error
trial judge

Lewey, J.A. These were appeals against convictions m the Divisional Court, Kumasi, for the offence of arson of a building contrary to section 255 of the Criminal Code.

The facts were simple; the .learned trial Judge believed the evidence of the prosecution witnesses and it is only necessary to say that this Court can find no good reason for criticising him for so doing.

With the leave of this Court, additional grounds of appeal, involving questions of law, were filed on the 3rd January. In so far as those grounds relate to an alibi which the appellants sought to establish at the trial, there is little to be said, and there is nothing on the record to support any suggestion that this part of , the defence did not receive due attention at the trial. As to the facts of the alibi, it was not disputed that, on the evening of the fire, the appellants bicycled from Badu-the scene of the fire--to Wenchi, a distance of some eighteen miles, and there made a report to the police. But as it is esta…

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