Showing posts from March, 2014

Tatoo designer jailed 30 years for robbery

The Accra Circuit Court  on Monday sentenced a tattoo designer, Kwame Asare, to 30 years imprisonment in hard labour for robbery.

The court, presided over by Mr Francis Obiri convicted Asare on his own plea.

 In a plea, the accused appealed for mercy since it was the devil that influenced  him to commit the offence.

Sections 149 of the Criminal Code (Act 29, 1960) makes armed robbery, a criminal offence.

The accused pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared before the court last week.

Facts of the case

The facts of the case, according to Police Chief Superintendent, Duuti Tuaruka, were that the complainant was a trader and lived at Teshie Tsuibleoo, a in Accra, while  the accused person also resided at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

He said on March 14, 2014, at about 10 pm, the complainant, who was going to church at GREDA Estate, Teshie, on reaching Teshie Fertilizer, was was suddenly attacked by the accused person who ordered her to surrender all her belongings.

He said the c…

Unpublished: Fresh charges against lawyer who stole client's money

The prosecution in the case in which a lawyer, Jah Josiah, is alleged to have stolen the money of his client, on Monday asked for time to substitute the charge sheet of the case.

The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Charles A.K Chester, prayed the court to allow him sometime to withdraw the old charges and file a new one.

“We have everything ready to start trial but the investigator is a little late with the new charge sheet,” he said.

The Circuit court presided over by Mrs Vivian Ellen Amoah granted the prosecution’s request.
Equal before the law
A lawyer who claimed he was stepping in for the counsel for the accused pleaded with the court to allow his (accused) substantive lawyer to be around before the fresh charges were read, but the judge declined.

“Nothing mandates us to do that. There are no different strokes for different folks in this court. When you are in the dock, you are just like any other ordinary person,” she said before warning the accused that she would issue a be…

Unpublished: Kasapreko concoction trader granted bail

The Accra Fast Track High Court today granted bail to a Kumasi-based trader who allegedly prepares concoctions for sale as Kasapreko Alomo bitters.

The court presided over by Justice Habib Logoh granted Emmanuel Baffour Awuah, bail in ths sum of GHc 60,000 with two sureties. As part of the bail condition, the two sureties must be based in Accra.

He pleaded not guilty two counts of applying false trade descriptions to goods contrary to Section 26(i)(a) of the Trades Mark Act (Act 664 of 2004) and possession of forged alcoholic beverage for sale  contrary to Section 26(2)(a) of the Trades Mark Act.
He is to reappear on April 14, 2014.

Making a case for his client’s release on bail, Mr Ellis Quarshigah, said the accused person was a responsible family man who would appear before the court anytime his court date was due.
“My Lord, anytime the accused person is wanted by the court, we’ll make sure, he appears before you,” the lawyer said before apologising to the court for the …