The Supreme Court comprises the High Court and the Court of Appeal, which handle different types of criminal proceedings.
The High Court deals with the following types of criminal matters:
- trial of criminal offences in its original jurisdiction;
- appeals from decisions of the State Courts;
- revision in respect of criminal proceedings and matters dealt with by the State Courts; and
- questions of law reserved for the High Court’s consideration by way of special cases submitted by the State Courts.
The Court of Appeal hears:
- appeals against decisions made by the High Court in the exercise of its original criminal jurisdiction; and
- questions of law reserved for its consideration / criminal references, from criminal matters heard by the High Court in its original, appellate or revisionary jurisdiction.