Local man charged with assaulting girlfriend

A 42-year-old local man faced a charge in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday of assault with a weapon on his girlfriend.

However, no plea has been taken yet from Mohamad Aliana bin Ibrahim, 42, on the charge of assault on his 31-year-old girlfriend using a metal pipe at Kampong Mumong sometime between May and June.

Chief Magistrate Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar adjourned the case to June 18 while further investigations are ongoing and the defendant is remanded.

The charge, in which the metal pipe is categorised as a deadly weapon, against the defendant carries a penalty of seven years’ jail with whipping.