A local man who cheated a person on the pretext of buying a mobile phone was sentenced to a nine-month jail term by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Muhammad Nur Hafiz bin Haji Mohammad Yussof, 25, conducted the scam by going on a Facebook group and found the mobile phone seller and scheduled a meeting. DPP Affyian bin Abdul Rahman informed Magistrate Pengiran Hazirah binti Pengiran Haji Mohd Yusof that the same night on April 15, the defendant accompanied by a friend went to meet the seller outside a restaurant in Serusop.
The seller went up to the defendant’s car and when the defendant’s friend demanded the phone for the defendant to inspect, he gave it to him.
The defendant noticed that the seller was distracted and sped off.
The seller in his attempt to stop the car, fell and injured his knees.
He lodged a police report leading to the defendant’s arrest.