Fa­ther and son get pay­back or­ders

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A FA­THER and son were handed Com­mu­nity Pay­back Or­ders (CPO) at Fort Wil­liam Sher­iff court on Tues­day.

An­to­nion Gio­vanni Sabiu was charged with as­sault and sen­tenced to a level one com­mu­nity pay­back or­der of 75 hours to be com­pleted in six months.

His so­lic­i­tor told the court that while Sabiu is ‘no stranger to the court’, he is ‘not a vi­o­lent in­di­vid­ual’ and that ‘provo­ca­tion was the cat­a­lyst’ for the at­tack.

His son Kevin Gio­vanni Ge­orge Sabiu was also given a CPO in a sep­a­rate case on Tues­day. Kevin Sabiu was charged with pos­ses­sion of ec­stasy on April 3, 2016, in Mid­dle Street, Fort Wil­liam.

He was found with eight tablets, which had a value of around £ 80.

The court heard that the 22-year- old was seen by pa­trol po­lice of­fi­cers near Su­per­drug on the High Street and he be­gan to walk briskly in the other di­rec­tion af­ter see­ing them.

The of­fi­cers alerted other po­lice in the area who stopped the ac­cused, but a search turned up neg­a­tive. Later in­spec- tion of CCTV footage in Mid­dle Street showed Kevin Sabiu dis­ap­pear­ing be­hind a set of bins just be­fore he was searched by the sec­ond set of of­fi­cers.

Po­lice later found the tablets in the area be­side the bins in Mid­dle Street.

Sabiu’s so­lic­i­tor told the court that the younger generation use such sub­stances for recre­ational pur­poses and that the tablets were for per­sonal use.

Sher­iff Wil­liam Tay­lor handed Kevin Sabiu a CPO for 40 hours, to be com­pleted in three months.

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