REX
V.
THOMAS CAMARA

JELR 81186 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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1938 4 WACA 41-42
CORAM
Cor. Kingdon, Petrides and Webb, C.JJ.
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extortion
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criminal procedure code
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following sentence
g. d. h.
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gold coast
inadmissible evidence
joint judgment
months imprisonment
next counsel
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previous complaints of previous offences
procedure
provincial court of the south bank province
public officer contra
s. a. benka-coker
sierra leone
specific complaints
substance
sufficient reason

*Page 41

Extortion by a Public Officer contra. section 87 of the Criminal Code-Questions of irregularity of trial and admissibility of evidence raised by Appellant.

Held: Appeal dismissed appellate

There is no need to set out the facts.

S. A. Benka-Coker for Crown. G. D. H. During for Appellant.

The following joint judgment was delivered:- KINGDON, C.J., NIGERIA, PETRIDES, C.J., GOLD COAST AND WEBB, C.J., SIERRA LEONE. In this case the appellant was charged in the Provincial Court of the South Bank Province with extortion by a public officer contrary to section 87 of the Criminal Code. The particulars were set out in fifteen counts each charging a separate offence. He pleaded not guilty to all counts. Whereupon he was tried upon three of the counts namely Nos. 6, 10 and 11. The Commissioner who constituted the Court, found the appellant “Guilty on all three counts,” and passed the following sentence:- “ Six months’ imprisonment with hard labour and a fine of £40: in default of payment of …

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