Fiji Time: 5:22 PM on Monday 29 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








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 0.63920.6202
JPY 50.895347.8953
GBP 0.37390.3659
EUR 0.43980.4278
NZD 0.68750.6545
AUD 0.65400.6290
USD 0.49370.4767

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Division in TISI Sangam
  2. Need for freedom and not freebies, says Rabuka
  3. AGM dispute
  4. Labasa thumps Ba
  5. Ratu Peni Raiyani Latianara
  6. Ryan gifted land in Serua
  7. Heart attack caused death: Police
  8. Road death toll up
  9. Growers leave farming, claims Kumar
  10. Club sells clothing, offers free medical checks

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  4. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  5. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  6. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  7. 'Ryan a loss' Tuesday (23 Aug)
  8. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  9. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)
  10. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)