Abetment too a crime


November 30, 2015

Nearly ten years ago, two individuals allegedly attempted to break into a residence. 

Their plan was that one of them would undertake the actual robbery, whilst the other would monitor the area. Nevertheless, the individual who was meant to break into the house could not do so because he was unable to climb the surrounding wall!

The Primary Court convicted both individuals of attempted robbery and sentenced each of them to one year’s imprisonment. The Appeal Court upheld the judgment. However, the second defendant (tasked with monitoring the area) appealed to the Supreme Court, stating that he did not physically attempt to rob the premises.

The Supreme Court adjudged that he was an accomplice, and added that providing support equals participation in a criminal act. Accordingly, his appeal was dismissed.