- The convict in this case, being Mr EW of Copolia, Mahe Seychelles has pleaded guilty to the following offences.
Statement of Offence
House breaking contrary to and punishable under Section 289(a) of the Penal Code.
Particulars of Offence
 Detective Sergeant Brian Dogley, the Investigating officer in this case whilst testifying in chief, testified that on the 17th April 2018 he took a statement under caution from the Accused person, the then suspect Emmanuel Saffrance, at the Bois De Rose CID Headquarters. And that the statement was witnesses by Detective Inspector David Belle.
 Upon the Prosecution attempting to produce this statement under caution in evidence the Learned Defence Counsel objected to its production on the ground of involuntariness.
 I have heard Counsel in mitigation. The Convict is 21 years old and he has pleaded guilty. He is employed as a Runner at Fisherman’s Cove Hotel. He is gainfully employed and he currently lives with his partner at North East Point.
 He has saved the Court’s time and expenses of a trial and Counsel has moved the Court for leniency and not to impose a prison sentence. He is a first offender he has shown remorse and note is taken that the amount is small being only 2.67 grams of heroin in purity.
 I have considered the mitigating factors addressed by learned counsel for the Convict and I take note that the Convict is a first time offender and the offence occurred sometime back in 2011. She was 20-21 years old at the time and that the offence although it involved money being stolen it did not involve any other aggravating factors such as violence.
 The convict Jerry Lenclume was found guilty of the offence of importation of a quantity of 280.7 grams (purity content of 126.3 grams) of Heroin. He faces a maximum term of life imprisonment.
 At the request of Learned Counsel for the convict, a probation report was called and thereafter Learned Counsel made a plea in mitigation on his behalf. I have considered the facts contained in the probation report and the plea in mitigation made by Learned Counsel.
 I have considered the submissions made in respect of the application for bail by Learned Counsel for the accused Mr. Andre. I have also considered the objections of Learned Principal State Counsel Mr. Chinasammy in respect of releasing the accused on bail.
 The main grounds urged by Learned Counsel for the accused in respect of his application for bail are: