Local man charged with illegal possession of homemade rifle; no plea taken

|     Fadley Faisal     |

PROSECUTORS charged a local man with illegal possession of a rifle in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

No plea was taken from Izlin bin Haji Ismail, 44, who is alleged to have illegal possession of a homemade rifle at a house in Kampong Birau, Tutong at 9.55am on July 8, 2019.

The charge brought about by Deputy Public Prosecutor Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli carries a penalty of imprisonment ranging from five to 15 years and from three to 12 lashes. Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid adjourned the case to July 22, 2019 to give way for further police investigations into the case and acquire an arms expert’s report on the rifle.