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Repeat Offender Jailed For Punching Girlfriend

A repeat offender was jailed for six months by the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday for punching his girlfriend. Isoa Qeleni, 24, pleaded guilty to the charge of assault occasioning actual
14 Oct 2016 11:00
Repeat Offender Jailed For Punching Girlfriend

A repeat offender was jailed for six months by the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday for punching his girlfriend.

Isoa Qeleni, 24, pleaded guilty to the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The court heard that Qeleni punched his girlfriend several times causing her injuries, after accusing her of talking with her friends.

Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne reprimanded Qeleni for his actions saying: “You are not a first offender and have been given a suspended sentence for a similar offence in 2014, but you have not learned from your past mistakes and you keep repeating them.

“Further to this, the violence unleashed against your partner is unwarranted and needs to be denounced with a proper sentence,” Magistrate Somaratne said while handing down his ruling.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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