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Usa Gets 10 Years Jail Time For Robbery

Jekope Usa was sentenced to 10 years in jail for aggravated robbery, by the Suva Magistrates Court on Monday. On July 5, 2015 Usa, hired a taxi to Raisara Road
07 Jul 2016 12:24
Usa Gets 10 Years Jail Time For Robbery

Jekope Usa was sentenced to 10 years in jail for aggravated robbery, by the Suva Magistrates Court on Monday.

On July 5, 2015 Usa, hired a taxi to Raisara Road where he punched the taxi driver’s stomach and took his wallet.

Usa appeared before Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne. He had pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Somaratne said: “Taxi drivers are providing a valuable service to the public in this country and they need to be protected.”

A non-parole of 8 years has been given to Usa.

He has 30 days to appeal.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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