Locals plead guilty to theft charges

James Kon

Police arrested two suspects in connection to the theft of a mosque fund in Kampong Birau reported to the police on February 1.

The accused Abdul Aziz bin Haji Awang Brahim, 19, and Mohd Hafiz bin Hamran, 18, both unemployed were brought to the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate’s Court yesterday to face the charge under Section 380 of Penal Code Chapter 22, theft in a building.

Both accused pleaded guilty before the Magistrate’s Court ordered both the accused to be released on bail of BND3,000 of one local surety.

However, there was no surety available and the two were remanded at the Maraburong Prison until sentencing on February 25, said Crime and Traffic Investigation Officer at the Lamunin Police Station P/Insp Khairul Haq bin Haji Jumat.

Crime and Traffic Invesgation Officer at the Lamunin Police Station P/Insp Khairul Haq bin Haji Jumat. PHOTO: RBAF