Republic V Mohamed (CO 106/2015) [2016] SCSC 51 (02 February 2016);

  

 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

Criminal Side:  CO 106/2015

 

 

[2016] SCSC 51

 

 

THE REPUBLIC

 

versus

 

ABDALLAH MOHAMED

Accused


Heard:                             

Counsel:                      Mr Khalyaan,  for the Republic

                                   Mr Andre for the Accused

                                   

Delivered:                    2nd  February 2016


SENTENCE


 

Dodin, J

 

[1]      For the offence of fishing without a fishing license as charged, I sentence you to a fine of Rs1000/- as the law requires that a fine be imposed for the offence.

[2]       I further order that the vessel in which you were fishing and all fishing gear be forfeited to the Republic of Seychelles pursuant to Section 70(a) of the Fisheries Act.

[3]       I further also order that any fish found on the vessel be forfeited to the Republic as per Section 70(b) of the Fisheries Act.

[4]       In view of the Convicts having no means to pay the fine, I hereby order that the fine to be levied from the sale or disposal of the vessel, gears or the fish found on the vessel with the remainder going to the Republic per the order above.

[5]         I further recommend that the Convict be repatriated to his country of origin or residency as a prohibited immigrant as soon as reasonably practicable.

 

 

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on  2nd February 2016

 

 

 

G. Dodin

Judge of the Supreme Court