Convictions for receiving stolen property and preparation for coining-latter quashed for insufficient evidence-sentence on former reduced. It is not necessary to set out the facts of this case. Appellant in person. Court. A. R. W. Sayle for Crown.
The following judgment was delivered:-
YATES, Acting C.J., GOLD COAST.
The accused was charged with burglary, stealing and receiving stolen goods and under these three counts he was convicted on the third count namely of receiving stolen goods knowing the same to have been stolen and sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour. He was further charged with “Preparation for coining current silver coin contrary to section 148 (3) of the Criminal Code,” the particulars of the offence being that on a certain date he had in his possession a mould upon which there was then impressed the apparent resemblance of both sides of the King's current silver shilling of Nigerian currency. He was convicted under this fourth count and sente…