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Sentence for convicted man reduced

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, January 31, 2014

THE High Court in Lautoka has reduced by six months the two-year jail term of a Sigatoka man convicted of abducting his girlfriend last year.

Poasa Manakiwai had time shaved off his jail term after Justice Sudharshana De Silva quashed the earlier judgment.

He said the magistrate had erred by not awarding the accused a separate deduction for his early guilty plea in the case.

He said it was also an error to consider the accused's disobedience regarding a domestic restraining order as an aggravating factor for another charge.

Justice De Silva ordered that the sentence be reduced to one year six months, but he also imposed a permanent restraining order.

The court noted the accused has already served five months and 23 days.

The victim was in Naidovi, Sigatoka, with a relative when the accused arrived in a carrier and grabbed and shoved her into the vehicle.

Manakiwai then took the victim to a friend's home where he kept her for two nights and threatened her not to contact anyone.








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