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Punching man, 80: Caregiver jailed
Published on: Friday, June 07, 2024
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Punching man, 80: Caregiver jailed
Police investigations, based on the CCTV footage, found that on May 25 at 3.27am, Leandro got up from his chair, approached Chin, punched him twice in the eye and slapped him once.
Kota Kinabalu: A caregiver of a nursing home for the elderly was jailed six months by the Magistrate’s Court here for hurting an 80-year-old resident.

Leandro David Lo, 24, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Lovely Natasha Charles to voluntarily causing hurt to Chin Tshin Fatt on May 25 at 3.27am at the Kanaan Home, Kg Sendil, Putatan.

Leandro had committed an offence under Section 323 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to one year or fine of up to RM2,000 or both, on conviction.

Inspector Kelvan Elson Maik prosecuting, in tendering the facts of the case, informed the court that Chin’s daughter lodged a police report on May 25 at 11 am after discovering that her father’s left eye was bruised.

On the following day, the complainant took her father to the hospital for treatment where the doctor inquired the caregiver about the situation, in which Leandro claimed that his hand accidentally hit the complainant’s father’s eye.

However, a review of the CCTV footage from the nursing home’s supervisor revealed that Leandro had punched the complainant’s father more than once.

Leandro was arrested by the police on May 29.

Police investigations, based on the CCTV footage, found that on May 25 at 3.27am, Leandro got up from his chair, approached Chin, punched him twice in the eye and slapped him once.

As a result of the assault, the victim experienced swelling and bruising on his left eye, the court heard.

Unrepresented, Leandro apologised, stating that he was not fully aware of his actions because he was sleepy.

Kelvan applied for a deterrent sentence.

The court ordered Leandro to serve the sentence from the date of his arrest.

In another case, a paperless man was jailed 10 months for having  stolen cables.

Johari Ricky, 32, admitted before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to having seven stolen cables belonging to Telekom Malaysia (TM), along with an accomplice still at large on May 26, at 1.30pm at Kolombong, Inanam.

The charge under Section 411 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to five years or fine or both, on conviction.

Earlier the court was informed by Inspector Suzie S.K. that Johari was arrested by police following a tip-off for having the stolen cable while his accomplice managed to escape.

Stephanie ordered Johari to be referred to the Immigration Department after serving his sentence.

Meanwhile, a forklift driver was fined RM25 or a day’s jail for behaving in a threatening manner towards a man and disturbing public peace.

Estenny Jaibil, 34, admitted to committing the offence towards  Mohammad Haneal on April 24, at 5pm at Kibing Solar building at KKIP Sepanggar, Manggatal.

The offence under Section 8(1)(e) of the Minor Offences Ordinance provides for a RM25 fine or up to a week’s jail, on conviction.

The court was informed by the prosecution that the incident occurred as Estenny was upset with the complainant for reprimanding him for using the phone while working.

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