Local man jailed for theft

Rokiah Mahmud

The Syariah High Court of Bandar Seri Begawan sentenced a local man to one month’s imprisonment for sariqah (theft) offence yesterday.

Muhammad Shafri Khairul Izzani bin Haji Muhammad Jeffri, 21, was found guilty of sariqah and offences committed under Section 55(3)(b) of the Syariah Penal Code Order, 2013 which carried the sentence of Ta’zir (punishment for offences at the discretion of the judge).

According to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the offence took place in March this year at a house in Kampong Danau, Tutong District, where the offender stole a wallet and BND180 that belonged to his aunt.

Aside from one-month imprisonment, the offender was also instructed to return the stolen items and pay BND180 compensation as the stolen money have been used by him.

Investigation was conducted by Tutong Police Station while the prosecution, by the Syar’ie Prosecutor of the Syar’ie Prosecution Division under the Ministry of Religious Affairs.