Man gets part-suspended and part-custodial sentence for domestic burglary
27 November, 2018, 2:07 pm
DOMESTIC burglary is a serious offence in which the victim loses a lot of things.
This was the comment of High Court judge Justice Chamath Morais when sentencing Serupepeli Ratuvukivuki to 34 and a half months in Suva today.
Ratuvukivuki received a partly suspended sentence whereby he has to serve two and a half months in prison, and the remaining 32 and a half months has been suspended for five years.
Justice Morais said he was giving Ratuvukivuki an opportunity to mend his ways given he was a young offender who pleaded guilty to a count each of aggravated burglary and theft.
The court heard that on May 23, 2018, in Raiwaqa, Ratuvukivuki entered a person’s house and stole assorted items to the total value of $3165.