A 20-year-old local man, who pleaded guilty to misappropriating of property, was jailed for three months at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Muhammad Khairul Azmi bin Suhaili struck up an idea of selling a gas cylinder from the home he shared with his mother at RPN Kampong Panaga to earn some money at 9pm on March 21.
DPP Kamal Ariffin Ismail said the defendant went to his neighbour’s house the following day at 12.30am to borrow a mobile phone so he could contact a buyer for the gas cylinder.
Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid heard from the prosecution that the defendant sold the item for BND20.
The defendant’s mother found out about the missing gas cylinder when she returned home with the rest of the family on March 22 at 5.15pm, and was informed by her other son. She instructed her daughter to lodge a police report.
Police investigations revealed the defendant as the culprit and he was arrested.