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Escapees to know their fate

Nanise Loanakadavu
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

THE fate of four men who escaped from custody in December last year will be known tomorrow.

Kunal Singh, Bimlesh Dayal, Viliame Moce and Deshwar Dutt appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday convicted as charged.

They were charged with one count each of escaping from lawful custody.

Singh, Dayal and Dutt admitted the offence while Moce denied it.

He was eventually convicted.

In mitigation, the four sought forgiveness, saying they would not reoffend. All four accused have children.

They informed the court they had learnt from their mistakes because they had families who heavily depended on them.

They told the court they were renting flats and had children in school.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Pauliasi Lutunauga said a roll call was conducted when prison officers realised the accused were missing.

He said Dayal and Moce were arrested in the process.

Magistrate Chaitanya Lakshman said he would need more time to look into the prisoners' files before sentencing tomorrow.

He then ordered the accused to be remanded in prison.





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