23-YEAR-OLD IM­PRIS­ONED FOR AR­SON

Fiji Sun - - Nation - JES­SICA GOUNDER

A 23-year-old has been or­dered by the High Court in Suva to serve six months of his 20 months im­pris­on­ment term for ar­son. Atu­naisa Rauca, 23, has re­ceived a sus­pended sen­tence of three years for the re­main­ing 14 months of im­pris­on­ment. Judge Jus­tice Achala Wen­ga­pulli said: “Ar­son is a se­ri­ous of­fence and your whole term of 20 months will not be sus­pended; you have to serve 6 months.” The facts of the case stated that on De­cem­ber 3, 2015 that Rauca en­tered a house in Suva and poured kerosene in it and burnt it by light­ing a match stick. The court has given Rauca 30 days to ap­peal.

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