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Concurrent Jail Term For Serving Prisoner

A serving prisoner charged with two counts of aggravated robbery has been sentenced to seven years and nine months in jail by the High Court in Suva, with a non-parole
14 Oct 2018 15:03
Concurrent Jail Term For Serving Prisoner

A serving prisoner charged with two counts of aggravated robbery has been sentenced to seven years and nine months in jail by the High Court in Suva, with a non-parole period of five years and nine months.

However, 44-year-old Turi Lesubula’s sentence will be concurrent to the one he is currently serving.

He was convicted and sentenced by Justice Vinsent Perera.

Lesubula’s head sentence was nine years imprisonment with a non-parole period of seven years.

Considering the time spent in prison of one year and three months, Justice Perera deducted his sentence to the final sentence of seven years and nine months imprisonment with a non-parole period of five years.

On the first count of aggravated robbery, Lesubula with others, on February 26, 2017, in Samabula, robbed Ameendra Kumar Mudliar of a black Samsung mobile phone valued at approximately $975.00 and a white Vido mobile phone valued at $250, all to the total approximate value of $1225.00.

Second count of aggravated robbery, Lesubula with others, on February 26, 2017, in Samabula, robbed Tarita Mudliar of an Apple iPhone 6 plus mobile phone valued at $1700.

Lesubula is currently serving a jail term of 12 years, two months and 21 days with a non-parole period of 11 years, which was imposed by the High Court in Lautoka on July 10, 2018.

Justice Perera ordered that the new sentence shall be served concurrently with the existing sentence. Lesubula was given 30 days to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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