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5 sentenced for murder and aggravated robbery

December 1, 2015 10:22 pm

Five men have been sentenced to various terms of imprisonment for the death of a Lautoka man in 2010.

Rafaele Noa, Ilivasi Navunicagi and Eparama Tamanivakabauta have been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and aggravated robbery.

Sireli Lilo is sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for manslaughter and aggravated robbery.

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Iliesa Vakabua will serve 13 years behind bars for aggravated robbery but has been acquitted of the murder charge.

The group broke into the home of John Leonard Dass and while one of them held him down as he slept, the others punched him in the ribs before tying his hands and legs.

Only Vakabua was found not guilty of murder as he was outside the house as a look out.

The men then stole jewellery and other items before fleeing.

The incident happened in August 2010 in Lautoka.

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