R v Songoire and Ors (CO 20/2013) [2016] SCSC 527 (19 July 2016);

     

     

 

 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

CriminalSide: CO 20/2013

 

[2016] SCSC 527    

 

 

THE REPUBLIC

 

 

versus

 

JACQUELIN SONGOIRE

First Accused

 

GEMMA FERNANDEZ

Second Accused

 

ANDREW FERNANDEZ

Third Accused

 

MARIE JOSEE FERNANDEZ

 

Fourth Accused

 

 

 

 

 

Heard:                              

Counsel:                      Mr. Ananth,  for the Republic

 

                                    Mr. Gabriel Attorney at Law for the first Accused

 

                                         

 

Delivered:                   19 July 2016


SENTENCE


 

Burhan J

 

[1]               I have considered the plea in mitigation made by learned counsel for the 1st accused.  I consider the fact that he is a first offender.  I also consider the fact by pleading guilty he has saved the precious time of Court and this is a 2013 case. 

[2]               I proceed to sentence the 1st accused to a term of 3 months imprisonment which I suspend for the period of 2 years in respect of Count 4 and a fine of SR1,500 on Count 4.  In respect of Count 5, I sentence him to a term of 3 months imprisonment which I suspend for a period of 2 years and a fine of SR1,500. 

[3]               In default of payment of the total fine of SR3,000 the accused shall serve 3 months imprisonment.  The 1st accused is to pay the fine of SR 3,000 by 30th September 2016.

[4]               Nature of suspended term of imprisonment explained to the 2nd and 4th accused.

 

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 19 July 2016

 

 

 

 

M Burhan

Judge of the Supreme Court