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Cheating over personal loan: Man claims trial
Published on: Friday, October 20, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A freelance contractor was charged in the Magistrate's Court, Thursday, with 10 counts of cheating a man of RM27,500 over a personal loan.

Jailani Abd Rahman, 41, pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Afiq Agoes to cheating one Calvin Joseph by tricking the latter into believing that he (Jailani) could manage his personal loan purportedly from the Sabah Credit Corporation.

Jailani's trick caused Calvin to transfer RM1,800, RM1,800, RM3,000, RM3,000, RM3,400, RM3,000, RM4,000, RM1,500, RM3,000 and RM3,000 to Jailani's bank account as the personal loan management fee.

The offences were allegedly committed between June 10, this year and Aug 31 the same year at separate locations in a unit at University Condo Apartment in Manggatal and at Maybank Alam Mesra branch.

The 10 counts against Jailani were separated in four charges.

Prosecuting officer Inspector Rasydan Jasni proposed RM5,000 bail on each of the four charges.

However, counsel PJ Perira, representing Jailani, requested for a lower bail amount and applied for all the charges to be consolidated.

The court set Nov 2 for case management and offered Jailani bail of RM2,000 in two sureties on each four charges.

Each charge under Section 420 of the Penal Code provides a jail term of between one and 10 years, and whipping and fine, on conviction.

Meanwhile, two men were penalised after they admitted to having drugs.

Roland Sutily, 33, was fined RM4,000 or eight months' jail for having 0.02gm of syabu at 2.14pm on Aug 6 in Putatan.

Binsal Abd Wahab, 39, was jailed 18 months for having 0.007gm syabu on Aug 4 in Sinsuran. – Jo Ann Mool

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