Fijians look to courts for security: Justice Aluthge
October 26, 2018 6:20 pm
The importance of living in a safe society was emphasized by a judge while sentencing a man for one count each of aggravated burglary and theft.
Judge Justice Aruna Aluthge says innocent Fijians live in fear of burglaries and thefts and look to the courts for security.
He adds the increase in this particular offence has set the course of high sentences by courts to deter would be offenders.
The Lautoka High Court sentenced Emosi Sikuri to two years and nine months imprisonment, however, the sentence is partially suspended.
Sikuri will serve only nine months in prison and the remaining period of two years is suspended for three years.
Sikuri along with Semi Ravunaceca in July this year entered the premises of MN Builders in Nadi where the two were formerly employed with intent to commit theft.
The two also sold various items valued at over six thousand dollars from the construction company.
The Judge while sentencing took into consideration that the accused entered an early guilty plea on his own account.