Self-employed charged with cheating
Published on: Saturday, October 17, 2020
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Kota Kinabalu: A 20-year-old self-employed woman was charged at the Magistrate’s Court with cheating a man of RM450 over the purchasing of a smartphone.

Nurul Hatikah Kurus, however, pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Lovely Natasha Charles to cheating one Noel Misol Philip by deceiving Noel into buying a smartphone thus encouraging Noel to transfer RM450 into her bank account.

Nurul allegedly committed the offence at 6.22pm on Aug 4, this year at a house in Kg Koidupan in Penampang.

Inspector Kelvan Elson Maik, prosecuting, applied for a case management date and proposed bail at RM4,000 in two sureties.

Counsel Yusri Pungut, representing Nurul, applied for a lower bail on the grounds that she is five months pregnant and have a permanent address here.

Yusri also told the court that he would advise Nurul to lodge a police report after she claimed of being beaten by police while in remand.

The court set Dec 14 for case management and released Nurul on a bail of RM2,000 undeposited in two sureties.

Nurul was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of between one year and 10 years and whipping (if a man was the offender) and liability of a fine on conviction.

In another case, two men were charged with committing drug-related offences.

Bon Zulamin, who was brought before Magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun, was accused of having syabu with a gross weight of 12.20gm at 12.05pm on Oct 10 at Inanam town.

No plea was recorded from Bon after the charge was read to him under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act read with Section 39A (1) of the same Act.

The prosecution in applying for a mention date objected bail on the grounds that Bon has no valid identification document.

The court set Dec 14 for mention pending the chemist’s report and ordered Bon to be remanded further.

The other man was charged with taking drugs as framed under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which provides for a fine of up to RM5,000 or up to two years jail on conviction.

No plea was taken from the man pending the chemist’s report.

The prosecution also objected bail for the accused as according to the investigating officer, the accused would soon be charged with planting cannabis.

Counsel Lim Ming Zoong @ Lawrence, representing the man, applied for a bail and told the court that the accused confessed of having one conviction record also for taking drug.

The court fixed Dec 14 for mention and ordered the man to be remanded further.

Inspector Albert Basiri prosecuted.


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