DIAMONDS ACT - 1972 (NRCD 32)

    Section - 15 - Evidence.

    (1) For the purposes of this Decree a person shall be deemed to be in possession of a diamond if the diamond, although not in his actual possession, is at the time in his custody or power or under his control.

    (2) If for any purpose under this Decree the question is in issue as to whether any article is or is not a diamond, the burden of proving that it is not a diamond shall lie on the person who alleges that it is not a diamond; and in the absence of such proof it shall be deemed to be a diamond.

    (3) If for any purpose under this Decree the question is in issue as to whether any diamond is or is not of Ghanaian origin, the burden of proving that it is not of Ghanaian origin shall lie on the person who alleges that it is not of Ghanaian origin; and in the absence of such proof it shall be deemed to be of Ghanaian origin.