RICHARD NORVOR
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(2018) JELR 69834 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. F22/23/18 ·  28 May 2018 ·  Ghana
CORAM
(SGD) N. C. A. AGBEVOR JUSTICE OF THE APPEAL COURT.
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The Appellant Richard Norvor was charged with:

1. ROBBERY - contrary to Section 149 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29) as amended by Act 646 of 2003 and

2. ROBBERY - contrary to Section 149 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29) as amended by Act 646 of 2003.

The Accused was tried by the Circuit Court, Ho convicted and sentenced to 22 years on each count to run concurrently.

Dissatisfied with the conviction and sentences Accused has since lodged the instant appeal. The grounds upon which the appeal is filed are:

1. The conviction and sentence are wrong in law.

2. The other grounds may be filed upon the receipt of the record of proceedings.

The prosecution opposed this appeal. The facts upon which the Appellant was tried and convicted are on the 29th day of November, 2016 at about 9:30 p.m. the Complainants both nurses closed from work and were going home form the Regional Hospital through a bush path behind the Volta Regional Hospital leading to the Medical Village.

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