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Jail terms for 2 men who abducted woman from street

  The two men who abducted a French woman last November copped jail sentences in the Suva Magistrates Court on Monday. They appeared before Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne. Samuela Gage, 21,
16 Feb 2017 11:00
Jail terms for 2 men who  abducted woman from street
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The two men who abducted a French woman last November copped jail sentences in the Suva Magistrates Court on Monday.

They appeared before Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne.

Samuela Gage, 21, was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment for one count each of abduction, theft of motor vehicle, dangerous driving, driving motor vehicle without a driving licence and driving motor vehicle in contravention of a third party policy risk.

His accomplice, Tevita Bose, 29, was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment for one count of abduction.

Police prosecutor, Corporal Joshua Shaw told the court that on November 20, 2016, around 2am, Gagedrove away with a vehicle belonging to a retired military officer at Nadonumai Village in Lami.

Corporal Shaw said Gage had picked Bose and two others, Thomas Victor Koi and Inoke Rawaigaga, then drove towards Albert Park.

On the way Bose asked Gage to stop the car.

Gage got out of the car and grabbed the victim, Fanny Louvel, by force.

She was walking home after clubbing at the Traps Night Club.

The court heard that she was grabbed on her waist and forced into the car.

Her body was half way inside the car as she struggled by shouting at the top of her voice.

Gage then drove towards Constitution Road between Albert Park and Government Buildings.

The court heard that a Police officer, Arthur Davis, and his team who were on patrol that early morning heard the screams, and arrested the pair and their accomplices.

While Magistrate Somaratne was satisfied that the plea was made voluntarily, he told the men that they would be convicted because their charges were very serious.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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