| Rokiah Mahmud & Hakim Hayat |
THE Magistrate’s Court yesterday granted a two-week adjournment in the case of a man charged with possessing a handmade rifle without a licence. This is to allow experts to further analyse the evidence gathered from the defendant’s home.
Michells Jackson anak Awil, 31, has been accused of committing the crime at a home in Kampong Kuala Ungar in the Tutong District on May 11, 2019 at 9.25am. He is being charged under Section 17 (1) of the Arms and Explosive Regulation, which can lead to imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than 15 years, and whipping of not less than three strokes and not more than 12 strokes if found guilty.
No plea was recorded from Michells in an earlier court proceeding. During the raid, the police found parts of the handmade rifle and bullets at the house.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhammad Qamarul Affiyan bin Abdul Rahman prosecuted the case presided over by Chief Magistrate Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar.