Fiji Time: 8:44 PM on Tuesday 3 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

'Landlord' to repay $400

Shalveen Chand
Friday, January 24, 2014

A MAN who took money while pretending to be a landlord has been ordered to repay the money.

John Mustapha was convicted of obtaining unfair advantage and sentenced to six months in jail suspended for nine months.

The court took into account that Mustapha had pleaded guilty on the first occasion and on his free will.

It said that in December last year, the complainant was looking for a house to rent at Davuilevu in Nausori when she met Mustapha.

The court heard Mustapha pretended to be a landlord and asked the complainant to pay $400.

The court heard the complainant returned many times wanting to look at the flat but she was turned away.

She then asked for her money back to which Mustapha replied, he had spent it.

In mitigation Mustapha said he was a widower with two children.

Apart from the suspended sentence, Mustapha has been ordered to repay the complainant.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61600.5970
JPY 52.918849.9188
GBP 0.33400.3260
EUR 0.42590.4139
NZD 0.70610.6731
CAD 0.61430.5953
JPY 52.567249.5672

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Spirit haunts village
  2. Bullet found on aircraft
  3. Sex talk worry
  4. Villagers welcome lost son
  5. FB post probe
  6. Church raises sex education worry
  7. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  8. 4 shark attacks, 1 fatal
  9. Ministry cracks down on illegal tobacco sales
  10. FTU wants screening processes back

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  3. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  6. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  7. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  8. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)
  9. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  10. Mother seeks help Wednesday (27 Apr)