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Second chance for first offender

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A YOUNG man who spent four months in remand has been given a chance to reform himself after the Suva Magistrates Court gave him a suspended sentence.

Maleli Koroi, 23, was yesterday sentenced to five months suspended for two years.

Koroi had pleaded guilty to a count of aggravated burglary and one of theft.

He admitted breaking into a bulk store in Kadavu and stealing three cartons of chicken thighs, several cans of corned beef, juice, body spray and gas lighters amounting to $634.85, almost two years ago.

Koroi had committed the offence with another whose case was still before the court.

He had pleaded guilty on the first occasion.

The court found that he was a first offender and during his mitigation he told the court he was remorseful.

Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili told Koroi he was being sentenced to 10 months in jail but was deducting the time he had spent in remand.

Koroi was told that the remaining five months and 20 days will be suspended for two years.

Meanwhile in another theft case, a woman was given time to get Legal Aid assistance.

Kinisimere Marama is alleged to have stolen jewellery worth more than $4500.

She was remanded and police escort told to ensure that she was taken to the Legal Aid Commission to get legal help.








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