Grab driver murder: Accused to be referred to Hospital Mesra
Published on: Friday, July 12, 2019
By: Jo Ann Mool

TUARAN: The 24-year-old local, who was jointly charged with a Filipino in the murder of a Grab driver, will be referred to the Hospital Mesra Bukit Padang.

Magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun made the decision on Amru Al Asy Japri pursuant to Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The case of Amru and Filipino Arsit Indanan, 20, was brought up for mention before Jessica on Thursday.

Both accused, who were car wash workers, allegedly murdered one Mohammad Hanafiee Jaffar, 27, inside a Proton Saga FLX car between 4am and 5am on May 25 at the roadside of Jalan Marabahai, in Tuaran.

Earlier, co-counsel Aida Jaafar Mad Ariff, representing Amru, informed the court that Amru’s father could not locate Amru’s Hospital Mesra review appointment card and that they had written to the said hospital for Amru’s medical record.

Aida said a reply letter from the hospital, which she tendered to the court, stated that the person involved is needed to come to the hospital to get his/her previous record as the record was private and confidential.

Inspector Papilus Primus, prosecuting, applied for another mention date pending the post mortem and chemist reports of the case.

On June 10, when the case was brought for first mention before Jessica, counsel Dominic Chew, representing Amru, applied for him to be referred to the Hospital Mesra to check whether he is fit to enter a plea.

Chew, in applying so under Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code, told the court that Amru had previously received treatment at the said psychiatric hospital.

The court, however, held that it would consider the defence’s request in the event that they could show proof to the court of Amru’s hospital review appointment card.

Both Arsit and Amru were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the death penalty on conviction.

Jessica set Aug 8 for mention of the case pending the status of the post mortem and chemist reports.

Arsit and Amru were ordered remanded further as the charge framed against them has no provision for bail.

Arsit was not represented.


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