CPL robber gets 6 years

Another man who was involved in the armed robbery at the City Pharmacy Ltd Waigani showroom in late 2014 has been sentenced by the Waigani National Court.

Pala Kulu Adix was the driver of one of the two stolen vehicles that was used in the armed robbery of 27 November, 2014.

The father-of-two, from Keapara, Rigo, Central Province, pleaded guilty to the charge of armed robbery today and was sentenced to six years in prison.

He admitted to being the driver of a 15-seater bus that was used in the robbery, in which K28,596.72, the property of City Pharmacy Ltd, was taken.

None of those monies were recovered. Knives, factory and home-made guns were used in the robbery.

The robbery involved 10 men however, only five were caught by police. Two of the robbers were sentenced earlier to six years in prison also after they pleaded guilty.

Two others are awaiting trial.

Adix spent one year and 10 months in pre-trial custody. That time was suspended from his jail term.

He will now serve 4 years and two months in prison.

Sally Pokiton