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Ex-Bursar Seeks Leave To Appeal

  A former bursar of Nausori High School appeared in the High Court in Suva on Thursday seeking leave to appeal against her sentence. Nazia Nisha, 38, appeared before Justice
09 Jun 2018 10:00
Ex-Bursar Seeks Leave To Appeal

 

A former bursar of Nausori High School appeared in the High Court in Suva on Thursday seeking leave to appeal against her sentence.

Nazia Nisha, 38, appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe represented by Suva lawyer Jitendra Reddy.

She was convicted in the Nausori Magistrates Court of one count of conversion where she was entrusted with collecting fees, canteen rent and donations for the school.

In 2011 she collected $9054 and used the funds for her benefit instead of depositing it in the school bank account.

She was sentenced to 31 months in jail with a non-parole period of 20 months.

Mr Reddy told Justice Rajasinghe that they were appealing against the sentence on the ground that it was harsh and excessive.

Justice Rajasinghe questioned Mr Reddy what the sentencing tariff was for conversion, to which he responded saying it was between 15 months and two-and-a-half years in jail.

He also asked if restitution was made.

Mr Reddy said the accused made attempts to repay the money, but it was never accepted by the complainant.

The case has been adjourned to June 15, 2018.

Nisha is currently serving her prison sentence.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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