Attorney-General of Sierra Leone V. Momo Kamar (1937)
LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal
Charge of trespass under section 89 of Cap. 180 of Laws of Sierra Leone for entry into railway compound by a route marked ” No thoroughfare.”
Held : Such an act is trespass and appellant was properly convicted ; appeal dismissed.
The facts are sufficiently set out in the judgment. S. J. Barla# for Appellant.
The Solicitor-General for Respondent.
The following joint judgment was delivered :-
KINGDON, C.J., NIGERIA, PETRIDES, C.J., GOLD COAST, AND WEBBER, C.J., SIERRA LEONE.
In this case appellant went into a railway station compound, in which there was a platform, in order to take food to his master, an employee of the railway. But he passed in by a route at the entrance to which there was a notice saying ” No thoroughfare.” The moment he set foot upon that entrance route he became a trespasser. Having entered, he was told by a police constable, acting under general instructions of the General Manager, to go. He refused. He was still a trespasser. For these reasons we agree with the decision of the learned Judge of the Supreme Court, and the appeal is dismissed.