A policeman is imprisoned for keeping and disposing of stolen objects | Daily Express Online

Cop jailed for keeping and disposing of stolen property

Published on: Thursday March 31, 2022

By: Jo Ann Mool

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Kota Kinabalu: A police corporal was jailed for 48 months on Wednesday on two counts of possession and disposal of stolen property. Nizam Jaluddin, 32, changed his guilty plea to magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun for the charges on Wednesday which were due to go to trial. Nizam was jailed for 24 months for disposing of a stolen motorbike belonging to Khairul Azwad at 7:30 p.m. on June 6, 2020, in Taman Seri Maju, Sepanggar.

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On the second count, Nizam was sentenced to an additional 24 months for keeping five stolen motorcycle accessories and a helmet at 4:30 p.m., June 12, 2020 at the Kota Kinabalu police station compound. The court ordered Nizam to serve the sentences concurrently. Deputy Attorney General (DPP) Dk Afiqah Alya told the court that Nizam sold the stolen motorbike to a man for RM1,000. Attorney Lim Ming Zoong, who represented Nizam along with attorney Chin Teck Ming, requested that a lenient sentence be served concurrently as all the items had been returned to the owner. DPP Afiqah lobbied for a deterrent sentence so Nizam would reflect on his wrongdoings in prison before being released. She also pointed out in court that Nizam’s bail was revoked because he was arrested while out on bail.

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The first charge against Nizam was brought under Article 411 of the Penal Code, which is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years or a fine, or both in case of conviction, while the second charge under Section 414 of the Penal Code carries a maximum prison term of seven years. years or a fine, or both, if convicted. In another case, a Filipino laborer was imprisoned for seven months and fined RM1,000 or imprisoned for two months for shoplifting. Hermi Abdullah admitted before Magistrate Lovely Natasha Charles to stealing a tape measure, two square ruler units and a folding saw unit from the Mr DIY store in Center Point Sabah at 6pm on March 9. Prosecuting Inspector Kelvan Elson Maik told the court that Hermi was caught by a security camera stuffing RM53.34 worth of items into his bag and walking out without paying. Hermi was held outside the premises and handed over to police, the court heard. Hermi demanded a lower fine saying it was his first offense and he had four small children and his wife was unemployed. Kelvan asked for an adequate sentence. The court ordered that Hermi be referred to the Department of Immigration afterwards, as requested by the prosecution, because he has no identification documents.
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