R v Souffe (CO 33/2015) [2016] SCSC 325 (20 May 2016);

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

Criminal Side:  33/2015    

[2016] SCSC 325

 

 

THE REPUBLIC

versus

ANDY SOUFFE    

 

 

 

Heard:                             

Counsel:                        Mr. Kumar,  for the Republic

                                    Mrs. Amesbury for the accused

Delivered:                        20 May 2016

 

SENTENCE

Dodin J

 

[1] I have heard counsel in mitigation.  The Convict is a first offender.  He is 43 years old.  He has no dependents.  Counsel has stated that he fully cooperated with the NDEA in the investigation leading to discovery of the offences and moved the Court for leniency. I note that he has pleaded guilty, saved the Court’s time and expenses of a trial.  

[2] For these reasons counsel has moved the Court to show leniency and not to impose a prison sentence.  I note that he has not at any time being remanded as well so I do not see the point of sending him to prison at this stage. 

[3] I will impose the following sentences:

  • On the 1st Count - I impose a fine of SR10,000.
  • And on the 2nd Count - I impose a fine of SR2,000.  The whole amount of SR12,000 should be paid within a period of 6 months.  He can pay by instalments if necessary.

[4] He can appeal against the sentence within 30 working days.  If payments have not been completed by 6 months, I would call the case again and the Court may impose a default sentence.

 

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 20 May 2016

 

G Dodin

Judge of the Supreme Court