Republic v Mohani (7 of 2010) [2010] SCSC 57 (19 January 2010);

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

 

THE REPUBLIC

VS.

AZIZ MOHANI (ACCUSED)

OF THE FISHING VESSEL AL-ASSAD

 

Criminal Side No. 7 of 2010

 

 

Ms. Confait for the Republic

Accused Present – Unrepresented

ORDER

 

Gaswaga, J

 

Having listened to the Assistant State Counsel Ms. Confait and also considered the motion and affidavit of Andrew Souffe, an enforcement officer with the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) together with the relevant provisions of the law, it is hereby ordered that:

 

  1. The vessel, and communication equipment, fish and fishing gear seized by the authorized officers of the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) on the 13thof January, 2010 be delivered into the hands of the Court and further be dealt with in accordance with section 23 of the Fisheries Act, Cap 82.

  2. The fish referred to herein above in the impounded vessel shall be sold by the officers of the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) and the proceeds thereof held and dealt with in accordance with the Fisheries Act.

Mr. Aziz Mohani Captain of the fishing vessel Al-Assad, being a foreign national, shall, pursuant to these proceedings be remanded until the 3rd of February, 2010 at 9:00amwhen the case will be coming up for mention. His place of remand shall be in the said vessel which is currently anchored in the waters of the Port Victoria under arrestation.

 

I so order

 

 

D. GASWAGA

JUDGE

Dated this 20th day of January, 2010