Goat thief thrown in slammer

Daniel Lim

The Magistrates’ Court yesterday ordered a 39-year-old man to serve four months in prison for stealing a goat.

Hasbollah bin Husaini had stolen the animal from an enclosure at Jalan Singa Menteri in Kuala Belait on May 28. On discovering the theft, the owner notified the Kuala Belait Police Station, which led to the defendant’s arrest.

Photo provided by the RBPF shows the stolen goat recovered from the suspect. PHOTO: RBPF

The police recovered the goat from a shop in Seria, where the defendant had sold it for BND140. It was eventually returned to the owner.