KINGDON, C.J., NIGERIA, PETRIDES, C.J., GOLD COAST, AND GRAHAM PAUL, J. The five appellants were charged in the Circuit Court of the Protectorate of Sierra Leone with the murder of one Sitta on or about 7th June, 1929, at or near Konia. All the appellants were on the 24th June, 1939, convicted of murder and sentenced to death and they all appealed to this Court against their convictions.
Grounds of Appeal were filed and Counsel for the Appellants argued at length on these grounds which involved questions of fact and law.
In our opinion there is no substance in the appeals of the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th accused and their appeals were dismissed accordingly.
As regards the second accused the learned trial Judge rightly found that the main evidence against him was that of accomplices and that corroboration of that evidence was required. Such : corroboration the learned Judge expressly found only in the evidence of the witness Bokari Kamasso and convicted the second accused accordingly. In our…