A MAN and his two accomplices were dished jail terms on charges of aggravated robbery and theft of a motor vehicle.
Kelemedi Naidiri was sentenced to four years and accomplices — Semesa Tikoicina and Sitiveni Bainivalu — were sentenced to two years by Justice Salesi Temo in Suva last Friday on four counts of aggravated robbery and three counts of theft of motor vehicle.
On March 13, the court heard that Naidiri, accompanied by Tikoicina, hired a taxi to travel from Khalsa Rd to Colo-i-Suva.
The court heard that at the Crest Chicken Farm road, the duo attacked the taxidriver, stole $49 worth of items before stealing the taxi for a joyride.
The taxi was later abandoned at Wainibokasi Hospital in Nausori.
On March 26, Naidiri, Tikoicina and Bainivalu hired a taxi to travel from Kanace Rd in Valelevu to Kalabu.
They attacked the driver and stole $380 worth of items.
They forced the driver out of the taxi at Vatuwaqa before driving away with the stolen vehicle.
Two days later, Naidiri and Tikoicina robbed two taxidrivers. They first stole $129 worth of items from the first driver before attacking and stealing his taxi.
The court heard that later that afternoon, they stole $741 worth of items from another taxidriver.
In passing sentence, Justice Temo ordered that Naidiri not be eligible for parole for three years. Tikoicina and Bainivalu, who were first-time offenders, were handed a two-year prison sentence each with a non-parole period of 18 months.