Man gets 16 months’ jail for stealing engine’s starter

Fadley Faisal

A 54-year-old local with several previous convictions and pleaded guilty to a theft of an outboard engine’s starter was sentenced to 16 months’ jail in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Haji Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong conceded to DPP Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli’s facts of the case which revealed he went to a house at Kampong Setia Pahlawan some time on or before November 6 where he came across a Yamaha 85HP engine and dismantled its starter with a spanner.

He sold it to a friend at Kampong Saba for BND20.

On November 6, the owner realised the starter was missing and filed a police report leading to the defendant’s arrest.

Magistrate Kamaliah Fadhilah binti Haji Ibrahim presided.