ZIP ZABRAMA (ALIAS WALLA)
V.
THE REPUBLIC

(1967) JELR 63550 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  18 Dec 1967 ·  Ghana
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[1967] GLR 785
CORAM
AZU CRABBE JA,APALOO JA,LASSEY J.A.
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AZU CRABBE J.A.: The appellant was tried at the High Court, Ho, before Jiagge J. sitting with assessors, upon a count in an indictment charging him with the offence of robbing of cash, the sum of £G18 14s. 2d. (or N¢37.411⁄2) from one Anthony Agbeve by use of force, contrary to section 149 of the Criminal Code, 1960 (Act 29), as amended by section 3 of the Criminal Code (Amendment) (No. 3) Act, 1963 (Act 157), and on 11 February 1966, he was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment with hard labour.

The appellant has now appealed to this court on a number of grounds, none of which seems to this court to have any real merit. But we have noticed that after the learned trial judge had summed-up to the assessors she recorded the following notes:

“First assessor—guilty. Second assessor—guilty. Third assessor—guilty. The accused admits: One previous conviction for housebreaking and stealing. Four previous convictions for stealing. Six years, imprisonment with hard labour.”

It seems quite clear th…

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