Republic V Mullner & Ors (CO 65/2015) [2016] SCSC 66 (08 February 2016);

 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

Criminal Side: CO 65/2015      

 

[2016] SCSC 66     

 

THE REPUBLIC

 

versus

 

TANIA PETKOVA MULLNER

1st Accused  

 

KALOYAN PETROV GEORGIEV

2nd Accused

 

STANISLAVA GENOVA IVANOVA

3rd Accused

 

 

 

Heard:                              

Counsel:                    Georges Thatchett, Assistant Principal State Counsel for the Republic

                                  Nichol Gabriel for the 1st Accused

                                  Alexia Armesbury for the 2nd & 3rd Accused

                                   

Delivered:                 8th February 2016     


SENTENCE


Dodin J

 

[1]       I have heard counsel in mitigation.  The 1st Convict is 55 years old and is a mother.  The 2nd Convict is 29 years old and the 3rd Convict is 37 years old.  They are all first offenders.  They have pleaded guilty and saved the Court’s time.

[2]       Counsel has stated they have shown remorse and of course saved the Court the expenses of a long trial.  They have all been in custody for about 5 months now so I shall impose the following sentences on each Convict;

Count 1

I impose a sentence of 6 months imprisonment on each Convict.

Count 2

I impose a sentence of 6 months imprisonment plus a fine of SR30,000 each on each Convict. 

[3]     The sentences shall run concurrently and the time spent on remand shall count towards the sentence.  That means they would have already served the sentence.

[4]      I further recommend that they leave the jurisdiction as soon as the fines are settled failing which they shall be deported as prohibited immigrants.

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 8 February 2016

 

 

G. Dodin

Judge of the Supreme Court