Thief gets three months’ jail

Fadley Faisal

The Syariah High Court yesterday sentenced a local man to three months’ imprisonment for a Sariqah (theft) offence.

Pengiran Mohamad Hafinee bin Pengiran Haji Marali, 35, was convicted of stealing a pair of shoes and a pair of gloves from a shop at Gadong Central at 1.13pm on December 29, 2019.

In handing down the sentence, the Syariah High Court Judge reminded Pengiran Mohamad Hafinee that his misdemeanour does not only land him a punishment now but also in the hereafter.

The court had also taken into consideration Pengiran Mohamad Hafinee’s record of theft.

The Syariah Prosecutor of the Syariah Prosecution Unit under the Ministry of Religious Affairs conducted the prosecution.