Crime & Court

Six Years Jail Time For Taxi Robber

Justice Daniel Goundar sentenced him to six years imprisonment with a non-parole period of three years.
04 Jul 2020 14:24
Six Years Jail Time For Taxi Robber

Inosi Kotoisuva, 20, robbed two taxi drivers on two different occasions in February this year.

In the second incident, Kotoisuva used a knife to inflict physical injuries on his victim.

Justice Daniel Goundar sentenced him to six years imprisonment with a non-parole period of three years.

In the High Court in Suva yesterday, Justice Goundar said there was a degree of planning involved in the commission of the offences.

“Taxi drivers provide public transport service,” he said.

“The courts must denounce and deter any use of violence on them in the course of their employment. Both victims in their impact statements have said that they feared driving taxis after the incidents. As a result, they lost earnings to sustain their family.”

In both cases the accused together with two other men got into the victims’ taxis on the pretext of hiring them.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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