Fiji Time: 8:19 AM on Friday 29 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Court jails robbers

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, May 22, 2014

JUSTICE Salesi Temo told four men convicted of a violent robbery that a life of crime will not be fruitful as he sentenced them to 14 years in jail last Friday.

Sitiveni Maisamoa, Samuela Beeby, Alipate Lesi and Peni Tuilaselase were found guilty of entering a home at Davuilevu in Nausori and violently robbing the family of cash and assorted goods worth $24,000, two years ago.

Justice Temo in his ruling told the four men that they deliberately chose to live outside the law by attacking the Ram family in the early hours of July 25, 2012, and stealing their car.

"The people of Fiji need to sleep peacefully in their house without being attacked by people like you. Educational and commercial farming opportunities are now available for people like you," he said.

"Choosing a criminal career will only lead you to losing the above opportunities, and losing your liberties."

In the sentencing, the court said the four men had executed a well-planned robbery and showed no regard whatsoever for the family's right to exist peacefully.

It was also noted that the level of violence used against the complainant were serious and unpleasant as two members of the family were repeatedly kicked and punched.

The four men will be eligible for parole after they serve 12 years in jail.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64250.6235
JPY 51.950448.9504
GBP 0.36730.3593
EUR 0.44050.4285
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65390.6289
USD 0.48920.4722

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Chilling out in Chile
  2. Tourist 'was reckless'
  3. Rent price concerns
  4. Priced out
  5. Missing livestock mystery
  6. 10-year jail term for sex exploitation
  7. $30m dividend record
  8. Ministry to upskill teachers
  9. Social site users warned
  10. Row over clean-up

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  5. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  6. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  7. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  8. Mum rises above limits Wednesday (27 Jul)
  9. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)