BUTLER LLOYD, Ag.C.J., NIGERIA, BROOKE AND MARTINDALE, JJ.
The grounds of appeal in this case do not appear on the record, but from along written address by the appellant, which was read to the Court, they were found to be :-- (a) that he had been thrice punished for the same offence, and (b) that the sentence is excessive.
Crown Counsel asked to add a third ground which clearly appeared on the record, viz. :--
(c) the counts are bad for duplicity.
As regards (a) the appellant was confusing his civil and criminal liability in the first place, and in the second, as was pointed out, conceived that his sentence of imprisonment on previous offences unconnected with those for which he is now charged covered his subsequent offences.
As regards (b), the sentence which is made to run concurrently cannot be regarded in any way as excessive.
The remaining additional ground, that the charges were ball for duplicity, is the only substantial one. The statement of offence in the first count charges…