REX
V.
AMADU MOSHIE

JELR 81072 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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1946-49 12 WACA 535-536
CORAM
BLACKALL, P., WILSON, C;J. (GOLD COAST), LEWEY, J.A.
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 Blackall, P. The appellant in this case was convicted of the Murder of one Kwabene Agyekum.

The confession by the accused in the form of a statement made to the Police, was tendered in evidence by the prosecution at the trial. Counsel for the defence objected and asked leave to cross-examine the Police witness to whom it was made. This was granted, and the Court after hearing the cross-examination of this witness and of the eighth witness for the prosecution, and Counsel’s objection, admitted the evidence.

It was argued before this Court that the trial Judge should have called upon the accused to give evidence of the circumstances under which the statement was made, but as no application to call him was made by the defence there is no substance in this point.

It was further submitted that the learned Judge should have ordered the jury to retire during the argument as to the admissibility of the confession. The case of R. v. Chadwick (1) was cited in support. The headnote to that report …

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