Have his cause heard (fair trial)

R vs Paul (CA 26.2014) [2014] SCSC 228 (27 June 2014);



Akiiki-kiiza J

[1]               This is an appeal from the orders of his Worship K. Labonte dated the 5th February 2013 whereby he sentenced the appellant and his co-accused to 10 years imprisonment each. 

[2]               The appellant raised four grounds in his memorandum of appeal namely:

(a)    That the sentence imposed by the Learned Trial Magistrate was manifestly harsh and excessive.

R vs Serret (CA 03.2014) [2014] SCSC 279 (24 July 2014);



Akiiki-Kiiza J

[1]               This is an appeal against both conviction and sentence.  The Appellant was found guilty and was convicted upon his own plea of the offence of breaking and entering into a building and committing a felony therein Contrary to Section 291 (a) of the Penal Code Act.  He tried by K. Labonte, a Magistrate at the Magistrate Court, Mahe.

R vs D'offay (CA 21.2014) [2014] SCSC 267 (25 July 2014);



Burhan J

[1]               This is an appeal against sentence. 

[2]               The Appellant was charge in the Magistrates’ Court as follows:-

Count 1

Exceeding the speed limit contrary to regulation 76 (i) as read with regulation 80 (k) of the Road Transport Regulations and punishable under section 24(2) of the Road Transport Act Cap 206.

R vs Esparon (CA 30.2014) [2014] SCSC 266 (21 July 2014);



Akiiki-Kiiza J

[1]               This is an appeal from the decision his Worship K. Labonte a Magistrate in the Magistrate’s Court ‘C’ dated the 14th of March 2014; wherein he convicted the Appellant on his own plea of guilty on two counts and sentenced him to 5 years imprisonment on first count and the four months imprisonment on the second count.  He ordered the sentences to run concurrently.