A man who threw himself in the front of an automobile and then claimed damages in opposition to the motive force has been jailed for a yr.
Waquil Alatise (52) admitted creating a false declaration at Clondalkin Garda Station on January seventeenth, 2015 proceeding to show that some other character had committed a using offense.
The father-of-six of Russell Walk, Fortune’s Way, Tallaght, Dublin pleaded responsible at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on the day of his scheduled trial in February this yr.
The court heard Alatise collapsed in the front of the lady’s car as she waited to go out an automobile park, then falsely claimed she had hit him even as speakme on her phone.
Passing sentence on Friday, Judge Elma Sheahan condemned Alitise’s “premeditated behavior” which she said caused the victim “good-sized distress and disappointed” and “made her existence a misery” up until his responsible plea.
“It’s a most critical offense,” said the judge. “It demonstrates a high level of culpability and the best diploma of intent.”
She sentenced Alatise to sixteen months in prison but suspended the final four months, on condition that he hold the peace for 4 months after his release.
Judge Sheahan stated Alatise’s motivation has been to defraud the lady’s coverage enterprise and that he had submitted a declaration to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, which he had for the reason that withdrawn.
Judge Sheahan said no matter suitable mitigation, she was forced to present Alatise a custodial sentence given the impact at the sufferer and “the need, in trendy, to discourage this type of behavior”.
Garda Colm Byrne told Barry Ward BL, prosecuting, that he became known as to the Mill Centre car park at the Old Nangor Rd, Clondalkin, on November 8th, 2014.
A female who was riding her husband’s vehicle, on which she turned into insured, advised gardaí she had been ready to go out the automobile park with the hand brake engaged while she saw something out of the corner of her eye.
She stated she noticed a rucksack jutting out from her the front passenger wheel and person mendacity on the floor. The lady said she was given out and requested the person if he turned into k, but he wouldn’t answer.
She rang 999 and was “adamant” that she had not hit the person as her car had been stopped on the time.
An eyewitness at the scene, Patrick O’Leary, later informed gardaí he had seen the motive force stopped for a few seconds at the car park entrance while a man walked throughout in the front of her car and collapsed.
Gda Byrne stated Alatise made a civil claim to PIAB in October 2016, rapidly before the two-12 months claim window expired. Alatise later wrote to AXA officially withdrawing his declare. He has no preceding convictions in Ireland or the UK.