Man facing mischief by arson charge further remanded

Fadley Faisal

A local man was produced in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday to face a charge of mischief by arson. However, no plea was taken by the defendant to give way to further investigations.

Senior Magistrate Kamaliah Fadhilah binti Haji Ibrahim ordered the defendant to be further remanded and adjourned the case to December 12.

DPP Rozaimah binti Abdul Rahman pressed the charge against Muhammad Amir bin Haji Johara, 32, alleging him of setting fire to a store room of a house on Jalan Kecil Lampaki, Mukim Sengkurong on December 5 evening. The charge further alleges that the defendant knew that the fire would destroy the house.

The charge, with knowledge to destruction of the human dwelling, carries a penalty of imprisonment for life.