Cleaner admits to theft at NIC

The Filipino cleaner who had denied a charge of theft at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) changed his testimony yesterday and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to four years’ jail with three whippings by the Intermediate Court. Judge Muhammed Faisal bin Pehin Datu Juragan Laila Diraja Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Kefli pronounced his sentence on Jay Noel De Vera Gonzales, 40, on a charge of theft in a protected place, an offence that falls under Section 380A of the Penal Code, Chapter 22. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin