Arsonist to be sentenced today

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

A MAN who pleaded guilty to one count of arson will be sentenced today in relation to an incident that occurred on April 24 this year.

Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison was supposed to deliver his ruling yesterday on the case of Junior Sangakitai of RenBel province.

Police arrested and charged the accused after the incident on 24 April 2021.

Sangakitai pleaded guilty to the charge of arson when he was brought in court.

His lawyer informed the court during the mitigation submissions that a reconciliation has been made and compensation been paid to the owner of the lodge.

The accused set on fire the lodge at Hatamoana village in the Rennel & Bellona Province.


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