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Rex V. Corporal Kamara & Ors (1942) LJR-WACA

Rex V. Corporal Kamara & Ors (1942)

LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal

Criminal la w—4’onspitacy and Malicious Damage Act 1861—Aal fromMisdirection—Consecutive sentences on three counts relating convippection byto one act or series of acts.

Facts

The seven appellants were chargtd on an information containing three founts, one of conspiracy to commit an offence and two contra. section 11 of the Malicious Damage Act, 1861.

Held

The one ground on a so-called question of law failed, but the Court itself took the point that there had been a misdirection by non-d:reciion to the jury in the case of one of the appellants and his conviction was quashed.

It was further held that all the three counts related to one act or set if acts and the sentences should have been ordered to run concurrently instead of consecutively.


Convictions and sentences on counts 1 and 3 quashed.

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