Ratio DecidendiRatio Decidendi



SEIDU
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(1976) JELR 69693 (HC)    
High Court  ·  6 Apr 1976 ·  Ghana
 · 
Other Citations
[1976] 2 GLR 288
CORAM
EDWARD WIREDU J.

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
close of the prosecution
learned circuit judge
first prosecution witness
circuit judge
weight of the evidence
company buys rice
submission of no case
issue cheque no.
mr. e. n. soli
third prosecution witness
facts of the case
judgment of the learned trial judge
first count
second supply of rice
criminal code
following offences
said conviction
stop cheque no.
mr. quaitoo
learned trial judge
reasonable ground
duty of the third prosecution witness
mencilo co.
barclays bank
conclusion of the learned trial judge
circuit court
director of mencilo co.
following findings
mr. soli
prosecution’s statement
prosecution’s case
counsel
appellant
exhibit 1a.
respect of your account
trial
trial judge
oral testimony of mr. quaitoo
managing director
second count
facts of this case show
present case
bags of rice
clear distinction
false pretences
main grounds
appellant’s story
said instruction
prosecution

EDWARD WIREDU J.

On 11 June 1975 the appellant was arraigned before the Circuit Court, Tamale, charged with the following offences:

“Count One
Statement of Offence
Issue of false cheque, contrary to section 313A (1) (b) of the Criminal Code 1960, (Act 29), as amended by the Criminal Code (Amendment) Decree, 1973 (N.R.C.D. 160). PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE
Amadu Seidu, farmer, on 22 January 1974 at Tamale in the Northern Circuit did issue cheque No. 355243/469095 dated 22nd January 1974 for ¢3,000.00 in respect of your account with the Barclays Bank, Tamale, when you had no reasonable ground to believe that there were adequate funds in the account to pay the amount specified on the cheque within the normal course of banking business.
Count Two
Statement of Offence
Issue of false cheque, contrary to section 313A (1) (c) of the Criminal Code, 1960 (Act 29), as amended by the Criminal Code (Amendment) Decree, 1973 (N.R.C.D. 160). PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE
Amadu Seidu, farmer, on 22 January 1974 at T…
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