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Seedi V. Commissioner Of Police (1946) LJR-WACA

Seedi V. Commissioner Of Police (1946)

LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal

Trial Court passing sentence but omitting to record verdict of guilty—Onecharge only—Power of Court of Appeal to remedy omission.

Facts

A Magistrate passed sentence on the appellant without entering on the record a finding of guilty against him.
The appellant appealed on the ground that there was a material irregularity in the proceedings.

Held

That the omission was a mere technicality and the Court could reirkedy it so that substantial justice might be done.


Appeal dismissed.

See also  Peter Obiyomi V. E. A. Joloko (1954) LJR-WACA

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