Police acknowledge sentencing following Newlands assault

Police acknowledge sentencing following Newlands assault

Wellington

Police acknowledge the sentencing of Siimoa Olamoe in the Wellington District Court earlier today.

In January 2016 Olamoe forced entry into an address in Newlands with another male and threatened the two occupants with an imitation firearm, demanding money from them.

He then stabbed one of the occupants several times, causing life threatening injuries. The victim survived, but was left with a life-long injury to his arm.

After an extensive investigation, Police executed a search warrant at an address in Strathmore, Wellington, supported by AOS staff, and arrested Olamoe.

Olamoe pled guilty to robbery and grievous bodily harm, and was sentenced to six years imprisonment.

“Our staff have worked tirelessly to ensure Olamoe is held accountable for this vicious and nasty attack,” says Detective Tim McIntosh, of Wellington CIB.

“This was a terrifying ordeal for the victims, and hopefully this outcome will give them the justice and closure they deserve”

“I want to reassure the community that Police do not tolerate this type of offending, and we are committed to making sure people are held accountable for their actions.”

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Issued by Police Media Centre.