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Man awaits sentencing

Shalveen Chand
Friday, February 14, 2014

A MAN who was found drunk and sleeping on the roadside at Samabula in Suva will be sentenced next week.

Viliame Umu appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to one count of being drunk and incapable. He took the dock with his head bowed and spoke softly to show remorse.

The court heard that on December 16 last year, police officers on a routine patrol found Umu sleeping on Kaka St in Samabula.

The court was told Umu reeked of alcohol and when he woke up, he was not able to stand properly. He was then taken to the Samabula Police Station and charged.

The father of two sons, who is a farmer, agreed with the summary of facts presented to the court. In mitigation, he said he was sorry for his actions.

He said on the night in question, he had fallen asleep in a taxi which was supposed to drop him home. He said when he came to his senses, he discovered his phone, wallet containing cash and shoes had been taken off him.

Umu will be sentenced on February 18.








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