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Thief Gets A Suspended Term

Thief Gets A Suspended Term
September 23
10:34 2016

Suva Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne handed a suspended sentence to a convicted thief, saying that he deserved a second chance.

In passing sentence, Magistrate Somaratne said the main reason for the suspended term was to allow the accused a chance to rehabilitate.

Josefa Takai, 20, was convicted for burglary and theft charges.

He had pleaded guilty for breaking into a house and stealing various electrical appliances valued at $1000.

“You are a young offender as well as a first offender and you co-operated with the Police and pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity,” Magistrate Somaratne said.

In his mitigation, Takai said he had reconciled with the complainant, was remorseful and promised not to reoffend.

The court has ordered him to pay $3500 as compensation to the complainant.

Takai was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for burglary and six months for theft, but has been suspended for three years.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

 

 

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