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Chance to reform

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, January 04, 2014

AN elderly man who stole five bottles of honey from a supermarket in Suva was given another chance to reform himself by the Suva Magistrates Court.

Tomasi Vosalevu, 63, and Joji Mateiviti, 35, committed the offence in 2010,

Vosalevu admitted the charge of theft.

It was in April last year, when Vosalevu and Mr Mateiviti entered J Santa Ram Supermarket carrying plastic bags. Vosalevu was found with five bottles of honey while Mr Mateiviti with a pack of female pads.

Mr Mateiviti failed to turn up to court.

The court told Vosalevu that considering the early guilty plea and other mitigating factors, he would not be given jail time.

The court ordered that Vosalevu report to the Nausori Police Station on the first of every month for the next six months.

The court also ordered the police prosecution to prepare a report after August 1.

Vosalevu thanked the court and said he had learnt an important lesson in life.





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