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Man sentenced for robbing a 58-year-old man

August 22, 2018 5:16 pm

A 27-year-old man who pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery has been sentenced to 9 years and 10 months imprisonment by the Suva High court.

The court heard that on the 23rd of June this year Ponipate Bokadi stole $600 from a 58-year-old man in Nasinu who was returning home after his morning walk.

Bokadi and his accomplice had also assaulted the elderly man.

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High court Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe says crimes of this nature are prevalent and has created insecurity and vulnerability in the society.

Bokadi who is married with a child has 8 previous conviction out of which seven are related to property crimes.

He will be eligible for parole after serving 7 years and 10 months sentence.

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