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Court jails thief

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, April 04, 2014

A MAN has been sentenced to 13 months behind bars by the High Court in Lautoka after pleading guilty to a charge of sacrilege in connection with a break-in into the Hare Rama Krishna Temple in Rakiraki in 2012.

The court heard Mikaele Ledua broke into the temple and stole a brushcutter worth $1075.

Ledua entered the temple using a key which was usually placed in the dining area of the temple.

He admitted he found out about the key during an earlier visit.

Ledua was arrested when he tried to sell the stolen item.

In sentencing the accused, Justice Sudharshana De Silva said Ledua was not a first offender and because of the seriousness of the offence, the court could not suspend the sentence.

Ledua was given 30 days to appeal.








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