REX
V.
FLIGHT-LIEUT. AUSTIN ROBERT QUINN

JELR 81096 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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Other Citations
1944 10 WACA 243-246
CORAM
Cor. KINGDON, HARRAGIN, C.JJ. AND BROOKE, J.
Core Terms Beta
camp
police
sub-inspector
execution of his duty
corporal
defence
investigation
rules
search warrant
station adjutant
lisle
places
police officer
police ordinance
r.a.f. camp
absolute right
lawful business
trespasser ab initio
1st day of may
act of the appellant
afternoon of the 1st mayas mess secretary
assistant superintendent of police roberts
austin robert quinn
dining room
evidence of the sub-inspector
exact words
facts of the case
flight-lieutenant
judgment of the court
justice of the peace of a search warrant
marina guard-room
mr. roberts
officers’ mess
opposite inspector
police force
question of security
result of a report
right thing
special constable m’boge
special police constable
supreme court of the colony of the gambia
time accused
wishes of the officer

The judgment of the Court was delivered by the President :- The Appellant, a Flight-Lieutenant in the R.A.F., was charged upon information in the Supreme Court of the Colony of the Gambia if for that he

“On or about the 1st day of May 1944, at Bathurst in the Colony of f the Gambia did wilfully obstruct Sub-Inspector Kebba jallow of the Gambia Police Force in the due execution of his duty to wit. the investigation he was carrying out as a result of a report received of a death which had occurred at the R.A.F. Camp, Marina, Bathurst aforesaid contrary to section 230 (h) of the Criminal Code.”

He was convicted and sentenced to a fine of £10 or in default of payment 21 days I.H.L. Against that conviction he has appealed to this Court.

The facts of the case are sufficiently set out in the evidence of the Sub-Inspector as follows :- “

" I am Sub-Inspector, Gambia Police, Bathurst, I received certain report on 1st May of an alleged shooting of himself by a Flight-Lieut. R.A.F. at I Marina R.A.…

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