Two local suspects in Mumong murder further remanded

Fadley Faisal & James Kon

A local man and a woman were named suspects in court yesterday, for the recent murder of the Indonesian maid in Kampong Mumong.

Hassan bin Yussof, 65, and Rosnani binti Tanga, 51, face the death penalty on the charge of murdering a 37-year-old Indonesian woman at a house in STKRJ Kampong Mumong, Jalan Derma Wangsa, Kuala Belait, sometime between 6am and 8am on October 10.

The charge was levelled by Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Fitri binti Kiprawi, who also informed the court that investigations into the case are underway.

Senior Magistrate Hajah Azrimah binti Haji Abdul Rahman adjourned the case to October 26, while ordering the defendants to be further remanded.

Earlier, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) arrested the two in connection with the death of the Indonesian woman.

Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP Haji Mohammed Fadzillah bin Haji Ismail, as the Acting Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Acting Head of Commercial Crime Investigation Division Superintendent Rina Sufina binti Ibrahim, as the Acting Head of Serious Crime at the press conference

More details of the case were provided during a press conference at the RBPF Headquarters in Jalan Tungku yesterday, by Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP Haji Mohammed Fadzillah bin Haji Ismail, as the Acting Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Acting Head of Commercial Crime Investigation Division Superintendent Rina Sufina binti Ibrahim, as the Acting Head of Serious Crime. “At 8.54am on October 10, the RBPF received an emergency call about a woman found unconscious in a pool of blood at a house in STKRJ Kampong Mumong, Jalan Derma Wangsa, Kuala Belait,” said ACP Haji Mohammed Fadzillah.

“The deceased was identified as a 38-year-old Indonesian woman. An initial investigation found several wounds on the victim’s body.”

He also said the two suspects were brought to court and ordered to be further remanded, to make way for police investigations. The case is being investigated as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, Chapter 22.

During an answer-and-question session, ACP Haji Mohammed Fadzillah confirmed that the victim was a maid, whose body was found by a member of the household where she worked.

Regarding the swift action taken by the police in arresting the two suspects, the Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police said, “This demonstrates the efficiency of our police force in carrying out investigations into the case.”

The RBPF encouraged anyone with information regarding this case to call 993 or the nearest police station.