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Christmas suspense for man awaiting fate

Mere Naleba
Saturday, December 08, 2012

A 21-year-old unemployed youth of Wairua settlement in Tamavua who faces a charge of aggravated robbery and another of theft will know of his fate in two weeks.

Josua Nukuloa appeared before Magistrate Sufia Hamza yesterday and admitted committing the offences.

Nukuloa, who has six previous offences, pleaded guilty.

The court heard that early on October 1, Nukuloa broke into a Tamavua house and stole a laptop, two mobile phones, an ipod and $25 cash.

Nukuloa submitted a written mitigation before the court. The case has been adjourned to December 18 for sentencing.

In a separate court case, a businessman was handed a suspended sentence after the court found him guilty of one count of criminal intimidation.

Timoci Naivaluwaqa, 43, of Gilberts settlement in Naboro, appeared before Magistrate Hamza and was sentenced to four months imprisonment suspended for 12 months.

The court heard that on July 14, 2011 the first complainant saw Naivaluwaqa involved in a heated argument with the second complainant.

The first complainant, upon returning from the main road, found Naivaluwaqa holding a cane knife and looking for the first complainant calling out his name and threatening to attack him.

In mitigation, Naivaluwaqa said he was a sole breadwinner and supported his daughter and mother.





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