Republic V Julien (CO 58/2015) [2016] SCSC 204 (28 March 2016);

 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

Criminal Side: CO 58/2015

 

[2016] SCSC 204

 

THE REPUBLIC

 

versus

 

GILBERT JULIEN

Accused


Heard:                       28th March 2016

Counsel:                    Chinnasamy Jayaraj,  for the Republic

                                 Lesley Boniface for the Accused

                                   

Delivered:                  28th March 2016


SENTENCE


Burhan, J

 

[1]          I have considered the plea in mitigation made by learned counsel for the accused. I consider the fact that he is 37 years of age and he is a first offender.  I also consider the fact that he has pleaded guilty without wasting the time of Court thereby expressing remorse and regret the incident.  And in doing so is also expecting the leniency of Court in sentencing. 

 

[2]          Having considered all these facts before Court and points urged by learned counsel in mitigation, I proceed to sentence the accused to a term of two and a half years imprisonment.  Times spent in remand account towards the sentence.  He has the  right to appeal from sentence in a period of 30 days.

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 28th day of March 2016

 

 

M. Burhan

Judge of the Supreme Court