R v Samedi (CO 45/2013)  SCSC 117 (13 April 2015);
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES
Criminal Side: CO 45/2013
 SCSC 117
Heard: 13 April 2015
Counsel: Mr Ananth, for the Republic
Mr. Andre for the accused
 The Convict is 31 years old. The father of 2 girls of 5 years and 3 months. He has pleaded guilty and saved the Court’s time and expenses of holding a trial. As stated by Counsel he has always been present when the case has been called although he lives on Praslin and for the purposes of this case he is a first time offender.
 Although for possession, the law does not require a mandatory prison sentence, I have noted that particularly in the last few cases that such cases continue to be on the rise and are very serious to society so a prison sentence in any event will be called for in such circumstances.
 I will impose a sentence of one year imprisonment on the Convict. If he has served any time on remand during that time that would be deducted from the sentence.
 The Convict may appeal against the sentence within 30 working days.
Judge of the Supreme Court