Man sentenced twice for same offence sues for Rf10 million in damages

A man sentenced by two different courts for the same offence has sued for damages in excess of Rf10 million, reports Haveeru.

Ali Shareef, of Laamu Gan Iruvai, was first sentenced by the island magistrate court for participating in an unlawful assembly in 2004 and fined Rf75.

However in 2007, Shareef was brought before the Criminal Court in Male’ on the same charge and sentenced to four months imprisonment.

Shareef served 61 days of the sentence in jail. The High Court has since overturned the Criminal Court verdict, which prompted Shareef to sue for Rf10.8 million in compensation for unlawful detention.