Former Bandidos sergeant-at-arms Zivko Stojakovic will spend at least two months in prison for a king-hit assault on another man outside a Brisbane club.
A former senior bikie will spend two months in prison for the bashing of another man outside a Brisbane nightclub.
Former sergeant-at-arms of the Bandidos’ Centro chapter Zivko Stojakovic was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment on Wednesday but is to be released on parole after eight weeks.
The 27-year-old pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm after hitting a student in the back of the head outside a Brisbane nightclub in 2012.
The Brisbane District Court heard the 27-year-old victim had walked between Stojakovic and another man who were arguing loudly outside The Beat nightclub in Fortitude Valley in the early hours of December 29, 2012.
When the student asked what was going on, Stojakovic, who was wearing a shirt with a Bandidos insignia, hit him in the back of the head.
The Bosnian-born bikie then tackled his victim onto the road and punched and kicked him in the head, inflicting a cut above the eye that required stitches.
Stojakovic’s barrister Michael Byrne QC tendered his client’s letters of resignation from the Bandidos gang as proof he was no longer associated with them.
In sentencing, Justice Paul Smith took into account Stojakovic’s offer to pay his victim $1000 compensation but said a custodial sentence was required as a deterrent.
The judge noted the former bikie’s childhood in war-torn Bosnia, where his family was targeted with violence, and said it partly explained his behaviour.
Stojakovic was ordered to pay $1000 compensation by August 15 or face a further two months’ imprisonment.