R v Meriton (CO 59/2013) [2016] SCSC 477 (06 July 2016);

     

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

Criminal Side: CO 59/2013

 

       [2016] SCSC 477

 

 

THE REPUBLIC

 

 

versus

 

 

ROYSTON FRANCIS DEAN MERITON

 

 

Heard:                              

Counsel:                      Mr. Kumar,  for the Republic

 

                                    Mr. Bonte for the accused   

 

Delivered:                   6 July 2016


SENTENCE


 

Dodin J

[1]               I have taken note of all the mitigating factors.  The Convict is a first offender.  He has pleaded guilty and saved the Court’s time and expenses.  He has shown remorse.

[2]               Learned counsel has moved the Court not to impose a prison sentence.  I also note that he is a father of 2 children who are dependent on him.  I would not impose a sentence.

[3]               I impose a fine to the amount in the particulars of offence, of the sum of SR1,070,100 to be paid within 7months of today.

[4]               If there is any default then the file would be called again and a default sentence of imprisonment will be imposed.

 

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 6 July 2016

 

 

 

 

G. Dodin

Judge of the Supreme Court