| Fadley Faisal |
A LOCAL trio were sentenced to jail and whipping after pleading guilty before the Intermediate Court to multiple charges of theft yesterday.
Awang Muhd Saifullah bin Awang Hj Ahmad, 33, received 72 months’ jail with three strokes of whipping while his 34-year-old girlfriend, Lena Safwana binte Abdullah Degat was sentenced to 16 months’ jail and 34-year-old Sufian bin Tuah received 36 months’ jail with three strokes of whipping, handed by Judge Haji Abdullah Soefri.
Awang Muhd Saifullah stole two gas cylinders from a house in Kg Sengkurong at about 9am on August 30. He also trespassed into a house at Jalan Gadong at about 6.30am on July 22. Meanwhile, Sufian stole a car from a house at Jalan Tungku Link at about 2am on September 2. Both Awang Muhd Saifullah and Sufian stole six gas cylinders from a house at Jalan Haji Halus during the wee hours between September 3 and 4.
The men then broke into a house at Jalan Bengkurong, Kg Sinarubai to commit theft at about 2.30am on September 7. Awang Muhd Saifullah and Lena also broke into a house to commit theft at Jalan Agau, Kg Parit Pengkalan Batu sometime on October 2.
The couple again broke into a house in Kg Junjongan at about 9am on October 6. Awang Muhd Saifullah and Sufian also stole an air compressor
DPPs were Ratno Hj Zaidi and Aiman Zakaria appeared.