SHAIBU SANDO
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(2013) JELR 69651 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CRIMINAL APPEAL: SUIT NO.: H2/23/2010 ·  18 Jul 2013 ·  Ghana
CORAM
KANYOKE J.A. (PRESIDING), OWUSU M. J.A., SOWAH C. J.A.
Core Terms Beta
appellant
counsel
evidence
pw1
others
giant person
trial judge
nissan pick-up
accused person
person
samuel kwasi tamakloe
submissive appellant
humble appellant
only giant person
republic vrs
shaibu sando
summing up of the trial judge
taxi driver
strong case
wit robbery
brief background of this case
charge of the nissan pick-up
charge sheet
circumstances of the arrest of the appellant vis
complaint of counsel
court of appeal
decision of the high court
entire record
evidence of dw1
evidence of pw6 anamortey
evidence of the appellant
falsehood of prosecution
following cases
following grounds
hearing of the facts of the case
high inspirations of your lordship
house of the first accused
identity of an accused person
indulgence of this blemish court of appeal
mr. samuel kwesi tamakloe
narcotic drugs
police officer
portions of the evidence of pw1
proof of its case
prosecution witnesses
said samuel kwasi tamakloe
scene of crime
story of the defence
voice of the judge

OWUSU M., J.A:

On 4th august, 2000, after the summing up to the Jury, the latter returned a verdict of Guilty on conspiracy to commit an offence to wit robbery and the offence of robbery against the appellant. The appellant was convicted accordingly and was sentenced to Life Imprisonment.

Dissatisfied with the decision of the High Court, Accra, the appellant appealed to the Court of Appeal on the following grounds:

1. That the sentence imposed on the appellant is not only harsh but also excessive as regards to circumstances surrounding his conviction.

2. That your humble appellant was not apprehended at any scene of crime but was suspected and prematurely identified on mere resemblance of someone else who looks like him, thick and tall gigantic.

3. That accordingly to PW1, he was compelled and instructed by the police to pick and identified appellant which he did but against his dire wish.

4. That appellant was in a registered taxi cab that belongs to a police officer that later picked the …

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