Fiji Time: 7:50 AM on Wednesday 29 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Man to spend 12 years in jail

Mere Naleba
Saturday, May 18, 2013

HIGH Court judge Justice Salesi Temo yesterday told a man that he was fortunate he was not charged with an additional offence of attempted murder.

Josaia Koroivosa was charged and convicted of two counts of aggravated robbery, one count each of theft of motor vehicle and wrongful confinement.

He was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment yesterday.

The court heard that Koroivosa while being employed as a caddy at the Vatuwaqa golf course, with other accomplices, planned to rob the Dee Cees Bus company and needed a vehicle to transport them.

Koroivosa called a Kavitesh Krishant Lal who was driving the vehicle used in the robbery. Mr Lal was the complainant in the first three counts.

Koroivosa and his group then drove to the Dee Cees bus company's garage and stole a cash bag containing $26,820 which was supposed to be banked.

The money was not recovered.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji Airways logo designer dies at her home
  2. Fijians' test of faith
  3. Expensive destination
  4. Forum will miss Fiji
  5. Players fight for spot
  6. Fijians can still be part of proposals
  7. 'No' to review
  8. Police warning for vigilantes
  9. Police probe complaint
  10. Assault cases on the rise

Top Stories this Week

  1. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  2. Children watch senseless beating Monday (27 Apr)
  3. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  4. Fatal night out Monday (27 Apr)
  5. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead Sunday (26 Apr)
  6. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  8. Fiji Airways logo designer dies at her home Tuesday (28 Apr)
  9. Principals fret over school meet Friday (24 Apr)
  10. Fijians' test of faith Tuesday (28 Apr)