1.The Applicant approached this court vide an application dated 3rd May, 2022 seeking orders for review of his sentence. He was charged with the offence of burglary contrary to section 304 (2) and stealing contrary to section 279 (6) of the Penal Code. The applicant pleaded not guilty initially but later on changed his plea to guilty. The trial court proceeded to sentence him to seven years imprisonment for his first charge and fourteen years on the second charge, to run concurrently. Being aggrieved with the sentence, he approached this court seeking a review of his sentence of seven years imprisonment.
Analysis & Determination
2.As the applicant only seeks a review of his sentence, it follows that the only issue for determination is;
Whether the court should review the sentence
3.The High Court’s power of revision is set out in Article 165 which provides;
4.Section 362 of the Criminal Procedure Code provides;
5.The Applicant has not challenged the plea and therefore he accedes that the lea was unequivocal. I note that the application only speaks to the sentence of 7 years’ imprisonment for the charge of burglary. Section 304 of the Criminal Procedure Code Provides;
6.I have considered the sentence meted out and the same was made in accordance with the law. I accordingly find no incorrectness, impropriety or illegality in the decision of the trial court dated 4th August, 2022. The Application for revision lacks merit and is hereby dismissed.It is so ordered.