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Man bound over

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, February 20, 2014

THE Suva Magistrates Court sentenced a 27-year-old man to be bound over after he pleaded guilty to a count of theft.

Mauta Fotowaila pleaded guilty. He chose to waive his right to legal counsel and informed the court he was doing so on his own accord.

According to the summary of facts, Fotowaila, in December last year, was found to have taken a can of corned beef from the damaged goods section in the RB Patel Marketpoint Supermarket in Suva.

During the time of the offence, he was employed as a binding boy in the supermarket's bulkstore.

Security guards found that Fotowaila had a slice of bread, a packet of noodles and a can of corned beef.

The court heard that upon enquiry, Fotowaila told the security guards he had bought the bread from the supermarket next door and the noodles from the RB Patel supermarket.

He told security guards he had taken the corned beef from the damaged goods section.

Fotowaila informed the court he had no idea that the damaged goods could not be taken.

Magistrate Alipate Mataitini told the accused that being hungry was no reason to steal.

He told the accused that he was in trouble over a $4.50 can of corned beef.

Fotowaila was bound over for the sum of $300.








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