REX
V.
J. A. KUMI AND J. N. ESSEL ALIAS KOFI APPIAH

JELR 81085 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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Other Citations
1946-49 12 WACA 292-293
CORAM
HARRAGIN, C.J (GOLD COAST), VERITY, C.J. (NIGERIA). LUCIE-SMITH, C.J. (SIERRA LEONE)
Core Terms Beta
money
second appellant
case
appellants
section
document
fact
criminal purpose
effect
false pretences
intent
criminal code
facts
first appellant
forgery
future date
hard labour
kamara
others
support of this argument
unlawful act
appeal
argument
consent of another person
end of the document
falsification
family house
grounds of appeal
kamara’s case
lady
last legal point
learned judge
mark of kwaku birikorang
means of any false pretence
means of such forgery falsification
points of law
possibility of any such gain
property of the nyege family

 Harragin. C.J. The appellants in this case were charged on four counts:- (1) Conspiracy to forge a document; (2) Forgery; (3) Uttering forged document; and (4) Fraud by false pretences.

The first appellant has been convicted and sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment with hard labour to run concurrently on counts 1 and 2. The second appellant has been convicted on all four counts and sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour on each count to run concurrently.

It is against these convictions that they appeal to this Court. The facts which were satisfactorily proved were to the effect that the second appellant, being an illiterate and anxious to raise money, together with the first appellant forged a certain document and particularly the mark of Kwaku Birikorang at the end of the document which purported to authorise the second appellant to mortgage a house, the property of the Nyege Family of which Birikorang was the sub-chief.

On this document the second appellant appr…

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