False police report lands man in jail

Hakim Hayat

A 24-year-old local man was sentenced to one month’s imprisonment after he pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday to filing a false police report.

Muhd Abdul Aziz bin Haji Ismail lodged a police report at Kuala Belait Police Station at 11am on February 6 that a police officer there had retained and did not return his belongings: a sling bag containing a wallet with BND6,000, personal documents, a car key and an iPhone 7.

Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman found that the defendant’s case was aggravated as he had made serious allegations towards a police officer.

DPP Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli’s facts of the case revealed that the defendant had committed the offence because he was threatened by a man named Azim who had taken his sling bag from him.