The People (Attorney-Gereral) v Berber and Levey

The People (Attorney-Gereral)
Berber and Levey

Conviction for receiving stolen goods - Explanation as to how accused obtained goods - Instructions given by trial Judge to jury - To acquit "if explanation might reasonably be true" - To convict "if explanation might not reasonably be true" - Inconsistent instructions - Ordinary prudence not a test of guilty knowledge - Onus of proof - Offences under Emergency Powers Act, 1939 (No. 28 of 1939), s. 5 as amended by Emergency Powers (Continuance and Amendment) Act, 1942 (No. 19 of 1942), s. 8 - Obtaining rationed goods from a non-trader - Requisite coupons not surrendered -Form of indictment - Objection thereto - Evidence of accomplice - Insufficiency of warning given by trial Judge as to acting upon such evidence -No...

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