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Duo handed suspended sentences

Two men were each handed a suspended sentence in the High Court in Labasa after pleading guilty to aggravated burglary and theft charges. On the evening of February 3, 2018,
22 Mar 2018 11:00
Duo handed suspended sentences

Two men were each handed a suspended sentence in the High Court in Labasa after pleading guilty to aggravated burglary and theft charges.

On the evening of February 3, 2018, the accused, Iosefo Aumaile and Rakanace Ra­baro, broke into the office of RoadTech Tyres Limited in Labasa and stole about $1000 that was kept in the office.

After the incident they went on a spending spree on drinks with friends until the following day. Only $100 was recovered from them.

Justice Daniel Goundar sen­tenced both men to 18 months each on both counts, but sus­pended the sentence, saying both offenders were young and their confession to the Police and early guilty plea showed that they were genu­inely remorseful.

Justice Goundar noted the accused’s previous good char­acter, that they had accepted responsibility for their con­duct and that the chances of rehabilitation was high. The court also took into account that there was no violence used. Both men were advised of the effects of breaching a suspended sentence.

Counselling was also recom­mended for the accused at the Medical Services Pacific for their anti-social behaviour.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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