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Theft of a water tank: an ex-cop imprisoned

Published on: Wednesday September 07, 2022

By: Jo Ann Mool

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Jul Hamri added that Nizam, who is married, was previously a police corporal and served from 2015 to 2019.

Kota Kinabalu: A former police officer was sentenced to 10 months in prison on Tuesday for stealing a stainless steel water tank from a house in Manggatal. Nizam Jaluddin, 32, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Lovely Natasha Charles to stealing the tank belonging to a Tan Peng Jeng at 8am. September 13, 2020 at a house in Taman Wijaya Park. Deputy Attorney General (DPP) Dk Afiqah Alya informed the court that on that day the plaintiff was at his sister’s house nearby when he heard the sound of a dog barking towards his house and then heard a noise as if a tank was being unloaded.

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Tan rushed home and found a man, later identified as Nizam, lifting his stainless steel tank onto a van. Nizam who noticed Tan’s presence then rushed over, the court heard. The offense was framed by Section 379 of the Penal Code which is punishable by imprisonment for up to seven years or a fine or both upon conviction. Lawyer Jul Hamri Jumhani, representing Nizam, requested a reduced sentence on the grounds that he had been detained since last year due to his bail being revoked at the request of the prosecution. Jul Hamri added that Nizam, who is married, was previously a police corporal and served from 2015 to 2019. DPP Dk Afiqah called for a heavier sentence as a lesson for him and other potential offenders.

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She also informed the court that Nizam’s bail had been revoked in November 2021 and that he had two criminal records for receiving stolen property and theft of property. The court ordered Nizam to serve his prison sentence from the date of his re-arrest on October 4, 2021. Meanwhile, Nizam was also sentenced to seven months in prison for taking syabu on May 7, 2021. He was sentenced to serve his sentence. from the date of his arrest and that the prison sentence should run concurrently with the sentence for theft. In another case, a 51-year-old man was fined RM1,500 or two months in jail for trespassing on a house here. Rosli Japar admitted to committing the offense in Taman Istimewa, Luyang at 11:50 a.m. on March 14 this year. He was charged under Article 448 of the Penal Code, which is punishable by up to three years in prison or a fine or both if convicted. Inspector Kelvan Elson Maik sued while Rosli was represented by attorney Marzuki Spawi.
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