R v Lablache (CO 04/2017)  SCSC 535 (18 May 2018);
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES
Criminal Side: CO 04/2017
 SCSC 535
Counsel: Mr Chinnasamy, Assistant State Counsel for the Republic
Mr Gabriel for the accused
Delivered: 18 May 2018
 I have heard counsel in mitigation. The Convict is 38 years old. He has one child of 8 years old and he is living with his ailing mother of Mont Buxton. He is remorseful and has pleaded guilty and saved the Court’s time and expenses of a trial.
 Learned Counsel moved for a sentence that is not too harsh and excessive. I note also that the Convict has at least one previous conviction in 2016 when he was sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for a similar offence. I take that into account.
 And I also note that the plea is a result of a plea agreement with the Attorney General’s Office. For these reasons I impose the following sentence on the Convict. I impose a sentence of 3 years imprisonment. Time spent on remand shall form part of the sentence. He is entitled to remission. He can appeal against the sentence within 30 working days.
Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 18 May 2018
Judge of the Supreme Court