Local duo in hot water for damaging property

Fadley Faisal

A local duo was sentenced to jail with whipping by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday following their guilty pleas to a charge of committing mischief by damaging property.

Mohammad Shuami bin Kamis, 38, received four months’ jail with two whippings while Maimunah binti Metussin, 45, was handed four months’ jail. DPP Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli informed Acting Senior Magistrate Pengiran Hazirah binti Pengiran Haji Mohd Yusof that the duo went on foot to the house of a special duties police officer at the Muara Police Station sometime in February.

Maimunah was not happy with the police officer as her son was arrested. Mohammad Shuami is Maimunah’s boyfriend and he was armed with a piece of steel.

He first acted as a lookout while Maimunah approached the victim’s car, took a brick and threw it at the car rear window causing a crack.

Mohammad Shuami approached the car and smashed the window after hitting it with the piece of steel twice.

The damage cost the victim just under BND700.

The victim lodged a police report leading to the duo’s arrest.