Published on: Sunday, November 03, 2013
Keningau: The District Police have solved the case concerning 14 escapees from the Keningau Henry Gurney School juvenile detention centre with the arrest of the remaining three escapees, Saturday.
Keningau District Police Chief, DSP Robert Solisip @ David, said this means police had successfully resolved the case within 14 days.
He said two of three juveniles were apprehended around Bingkor last Thursday. "The two, Muhammad Dahlan bin Ikhwan, 19, who hails from Sarawak and Ajun bin Abdullah, 15, were arrested in Kg Minansut and Binaong between 2pm and 4pm.
"In the meantime, another juvenile, Mohd Hairil Aidil Faizal, 15, who hails from Kg Berunding in Papar was arrested in Kg Bingkor Baru at about 12:50pm on Saturday.
"All the arrests were successfully conducted, thanks to the strong cooperation and commitment of the community around this area.
"The search for the 14 was also made possible by joint cooperation from Keningau IPD officers and personnel, as well as officers and members of the 16th Battalion PGA Kota Kinabalu," he said.
Robert praised and commended all the individuals, teams and agencies involved in the operation, especially information from the public, members of the Keningau police, Rela and the Prisons Department in solving the case.
He said all the 14 now face charges under Section 223/224 Penal Code which carries up to two years imprisonment, or a fine or both for escaping from detention.
Meanwhile, the two juveniles that were arrested in Kota Belud also face charges under Section 379 Penal Code for stealing a motorcycle which carries a jail term of not less than one year and not more than seven years and fine.