23rd February 10:20 AM
22yr-old handed suspended sentence for stealing a bottle of wine
By Faria Begum
Thursday 11/01/2018

A 22‑year‑old unemployed man of Raiwai has been handed a suspended sentence of three months for stealing a bottle of wine from a supermarket last year.

Joeli Burotu pleaded guilty to one count of theft.

Burotu stole a bottle of wine worth $26.95 from New World Supermarket on 15th April last year.

While submitting the summary of facts, Police Prosecutor Corporal Sanil Kumar told the court the accused was a first offender and was remorseful of his actions.

Magistrate Joji Boseiwaqa has ordered the man not to re-offend within the next two years.

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