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Two sentenced for aggravated robbery

June 25, 2018 10:22 pm

Two men have been sentenced to seven years ten months imprisonment each after pleading guilty to one count each of aggravated robbery.

The Suva High Court heard Demesi Foata and Tomu Nawai robbed a taxi driver off a mobile phone and thirty dollars cash last month.

The Court heard Edward Krishna was walking towards Mead Road in Suva after parking his taxi at the Namadi Community Police Post when the incident happened.

The two man punched Krishna and dragged him behind a lamp post and robbed him.

Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe while sentencing the two says this is a crime of violently attacking a person at night and stealing from him.

He says the increasing rate of crime of this nature has turned the society into a vulnerable and insecure place, where an ordinary citizen cannot walk freely along the street.

The two will be eligible for parole after serving three years and 10 months jail term.


Two sentenced for aggravated robbery

February 22, 2018 11:09 pm

Two men who robbed Total Service station in Laucala Beach in Nasinu of more than three thousand dollars last year have been handed a custodial sentence by the Suva High court.

Kamanieli Turagaloaloa and Sela Rayawa have been convicted of two counts each of robbery.

Turagaloaloa who has been labelled as a threat to the community by High court Judge Justice Salesi Temo has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment while Rayawa was sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

The court heard the two entered the service station on January 7th last year and stole cash and assorted items amounting to $3283.

They also robbed a woman who was inside the service station and threatened those who were at the service station with a knife and pinch bars.

They later fled in a stolen taxi which was chased by a military officer.

Justice Temo said the two were apprehended after their getaway vehicle was involved in an accident.

Judge Temo says Turagaloaloa is a habitual offender and has no intention of living within the law.

Justice Temo also highlighted violent and cowardly acts will not be tolerated by the courts.