Murdering wife: Man claims trial
Published on: Thursday, April 08, 2021
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Kota Kinabalu: A 61-year-old man claimed trial in the High Court, here, Wednesday, to murdering his wife two years ago.

Construction worker Alip Abu Bakar pleaded not guilty before Judge Datuk Nurchaya Hj Arshad to the murder of his wife Ayang Hamjani, 61, at 1.45am, on June 17, 2019 at a unit of the Permai factory worker’s quarters, Likas,

The court set May 24 for pre-trial case management of the case.

Alip was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the death sentence, upon conviction.

He was ordered to be remanded further as the charge against him has no provision for bail.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Rozana Abdul Hadi prosecuted while Alip was represented by assigned counsel Shahlan Jufri.

In another case, six people were penalised at the Magistrate’s Court for committing drug-related offences.

Four of them Md Shahrul Nizam, Albain Amin, Sahlan Hassan and Aroni Walin pleaded guilty to taking syabu and amphetamine at separate locations here, in Manggatal, and Penampang between February and March this year.

Shahrul was fined RM2,000 or six months jail, Aroni fined RM1,800 or six months jail, while Albain and Sahlan were each jailed six months.

The four were charged under Section 15(1) of the of the Dangerous Drugs Act provides for a fine of up to RM5,000 or up to two years jail, upon conviction.

Meanwhile, Alvin Yap and Amirudin Anuar admitted to having syabu in September 2020 at Penampang and on Jan 21, this year here, respectively.

Yap was fined RM4,200 or eight months jail while Amirudin was handed seven months jail.

They were each charged under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which provides for a fine of up to RM100,000 or up to five years jail or both, upon conviction


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