High Court jails man to 9 years for $600

A 27-YEAR-old man who pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery has been sentenced to nine years and 10 months imprisonment by the High Court in Suva.

Ponipate Bokadi stole $600 cash from a person while he was walking along Nasinu on June 23.

Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe while sentencing Bokadi said that such offenders must be dealt with severely and given a harsh punishment.

He said Bokadi while robbing the man used violence and force on him.

A non-parole period of seven years and 10 months has been set.

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