Crime

Pair To Be Sentenced For Burglary, Theft On November 20

The alleged offences took place on September 15, 2019, in Suva. Both men have pleaded guilty to the offences.
15 Nov 2019 13:11
Pair To Be Sentenced For Burglary, Theft On November 20
Rupeni Veramu and Joji Viqua outside the High Court in Suva on November 14, 2019. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Two men, who are charged with aggravated burglary and theft charges, will be sentenced by the High Court in Suva later this month.

Rupeni Veramu and Joji Viqua appeared before Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe.

The two men entered into the property of the complainant and dishonestly appropriated (stole) $2000 cash, one Samsung J2 mobile phone, one Amazon tablet, one Pulsar watch and assorted jewellery.

The alleged offences took place on September 15, 2019, in Suva. Both men have pleaded guilty to the offences.

State prosecution was represented by Swastika Sharma from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, while the two accused men were represented by Kavshik Prasad from the Legal Aid Commission.

Veramu and Viqua are remanded in custody and will be sentenced by Justice Rajasinghe on November 20.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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