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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.

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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.

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