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Rex V. Adeniji & Ors (1937) LJR-WACA

Rex V. Adeniji & Ors (1937)

LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal

Preparation for coining current silver coin contra section 148 (3) (c) of the Criminal Code—Admissibility of evidence of previous uttering by appellant.

Held : such evidence is admissible on a charge of being in possession of moulds in order to prove guilty knowledge, Reg. v. Weeks (L. & C. 18, 30 L.J. W.C. 141, 8 Cox. C.C. 455) being followed.

There is no need to set out the facts.

Appellant in person.

The Acting Solicitor-General for Crown.

The following joint judgment was delivered :—

KINGDON, C. J., NIGERIA, PETRIDES, C. J., GOLD COAST, AND BUTLER LLOYD, J.

The only point in this appeal was whether the learned trial Judge was right in admitting evidence of previous uttering of counterfeit coins by appellant on a charge of being in possession of moulds in order to prove guilty knowledge. The case of Reg. v. Weeks (L. & C. 18, 30 L.J.W.C. 141, 8 Cox, C.C. 455) is conclusive on the point that he was right so to do.


Apart from this there is no substance in this appeal and it is dismissed.

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