Officer charged with living beyond means given more time

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday gave more time to a retired Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) officer indicted for holding an unexplained amount of property beyond his past or present emoluments, as he had just hired a lawyer.

Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman gave more time to Ibrahim bin Abdul Gani, enabling his newly hired counsel, Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd) Harif bin Ibrahim, to look into the case documents.

Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana adjourned the case to January 22, 2020. Ibrahim is currently out on a bail of BND10,000, or one local surety, with an order of a travelling embargo.

The charge pressed by Deputy Public Prosecutor Hajah Anifa Rafiza binti Haji Abdul Ghani carries the penalty of a BND30,000 fine, or seven years’ imprisonment.