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Court of Appeal

Criminal Appeal
1811 of 2019
07 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
Justice John William von Doussa; Justice John Hansen; Justice Oliver Saksak; Justice Dudley Aru; Justice Gustaaf Andrée Wiltens; Justice Viran Molisa Trief
Nigel John Giltrap
Public Prosecutor
Mr M. J. Hurley for the Appellant; Mr D. D. Boe for the Respondent


UPON HEARING counsel, the Court orders as follows:

1. That the appeal against convictions is dismissed;

2. The appeal against sentence is allowed. The sentence imposed in the Supreme Court is set aside. In lieu thereof this Court imposes a sentence of 2 months imprisonment on each charge to be served concurrently;

3. The 2 months imprisonment sentenced imposed has been served and the appellant is to be released from custody immediately.

DATED at Port Vila, this 7th day of November, 2019.



Hon. John William von Doussa