JOSUA NAIVALU yesterday appeared before Magistrate Sufia Hamza and pleaded guilty to one count of theft and another of burglary.
Naivalu was last week sentenced to 10 months imprisonment by magistrate Shagit Somaratne for similar charges of theft and burglary.
Naivalu then later escaped from lawful custody after miscommunication between the escorting officers.
Naivalu is alleged to have told his escorting officers that he was given a suspended sentence resulting in his release from custody.
He is now facing an additional charge of escaping from lawful custody.
He was later recaptured at Wailotua Village after villagers locked him up in their community hall and contacted the police.
Naivalu was brought to court again yesterday to face charges of theft and burglary.
The court heard that on April 5 this year and the day after, Naivalu entered the office premises of Access United Limited and stole a laptop, a charger worth $4000 and $20 cash.
In mitigation, he said he was married and had a child and was remorseful for his actions.
He will be sentenced next week.
The matter has been adjourned to September 23.