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Bad luck for lottery winner

Fadley Faisal

Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong yesterday declared BND396,500 in cash from a local man’s bank account as tainted property and ordered its forfeiture to the state under a non-conviction based forfeiture order.

The funds were constituted as tainted property with 60-year-old Ibrahim Abdul Gani’s admission to be proceeds from engaging in public lottery and will be transferred to the Criminal Assets Confiscation Fund.

The decision was made following the Public Prosecutor, represented by DPP Pengiran Norsuzanawati binti Pengiran Haji Abas and Prosecutor Khalillah Hussin, having filed an originating summons.

The order was also made with the consent of the respondent, who was represented by lawyer Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd) Harif Ibrahim.