Crime & Court

Magistrate Slams Aspiring Pastor For Being Drunk And Peeing In Public, Sentenced To 8 Days In Jail

“You are not a baby neither do you suffer from a health condition which would prevent you from controlling your bowels or have an unplanned visit to the toilet.
18 Jul 2020 11:32
Magistrate Slams Aspiring Pastor For Being Drunk And Peeing In Public, Sentenced To 8 Days In Jail

A Discipleship Training School student who was convicted of being drunk and disorderly by peeing on the railings of a billboard has been given an eight-day jail term.

Frank Sandy, 18,  was charged with one count of drunk and disorderly where he behaved in a disorderly manner in public in Tavua on October 7, 2019.

On that day at around 1pm while at a billiard shop he wanted to use the washroom.

He was told that it was for staff only and was directed to use the public toilet near the market.

The court heard that he was refused entry into the public toilet and told the attendant that he would pee on the railings.

He did so and was video recorded on a mobile phone.

In his Police interview, Sandy said he peed on the railings because he could not hold it any longer.

He also sought forgiveness from the court, promised not to reoffend and said he wants to be a pastor.

The principal of the Fiji School of Discipleship Stuart Yagomate confirmed that Sandy had enrolled on February 16, 2019 and has been trained in forgiveness and is getting lectures in leadership.

Magistrate Lisiate Fotofili told Sandy: “You exposed your private part in public and this was in town in the middle of the day. You were urinating. This was disgusting and barbaric and I am sure you would have caused a disturbance to the business.

“You are not a baby neither do you suffer from a health condition which would prevent you from controlling your bowels or have an unplanned visit to the toilet.

“You admitted drinking fluid on that day even liquor and it is your responsibility to make sure you plan ahead. I cannot grant you any flexibility regarding your claim that this was an emergency.”

His sentence was aimed at deterrence, denunciation and to punish him adequately.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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