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Deputy Secretary for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ric Wells today assured Speaker of Parliament, Dr Jiko Luveni of Australia’s continued support towards the Fijian Parliament.
Three men have been handed 15 months imprisonment suspended for three years for stealing 20 sacks of rice worth $1167.40 from Samabula container storage in February this year.
Ashok Kumar, 35, Osaia Colelala, 33, Lino Draveisau, 42 were convicted of theft and sentenced by Magistrate Thushara Rajasinghe this afternoon.
In sentencing Magistrate Rajasinghe said the act was an unlawful invasion of business and a breach of trust, and two of the three men had acted together in a joint enterprise and should be sentenced accordingly.
The court heard that the three men had acted together to steal the 20 bags of 45 kilograms of rice from the container storage where one acted together with the other two who were the security guards at the storage plant.
In mitigation the court heard that the men were married with children and were remorseful for their actions.
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