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Emmanuel Yao Boateng V. The King (1949) LJR-WACA

Emmanuel Yao Boateng V. The King (1949)

LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal

Criminal Procedure—Gold Coast Criminal Procedure Code, section 286—Trial with assessors.

Facts

At a trial of the appellant with assessors, the trial Judge summed up the evidence to them and gave a proper direction. At the conclusion of the summing up the assessors gave their opinions, all of them holding the appellant to be guilty on both counts on which he. was charged. The trial Judge then stated that he accepted the opinions of the assessors, found the appellant guilty on both counts and sentenced him.

Held

That this was a sufficient compliance with the requirements of section 286 (2) of the Gold Coast Criminal Procedure Code.


Appeal dismissed.

See also  Rex V. Peter Mba (1937) LJR-WACA

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