Man gets jail for assault, threatening auxillary police officers

Fadley Faisal

A 32-year-old local man was handed a 14 months’ imprisonment by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting a man and threatening two auxilliary police officers.

Adi Farid Riswandi bin Idris went to a market in Gadong at 2am on June 17, as he was a vendor there. The market was closed for cleaning. He called out to a Bangladeshi who was cleaning the place but was ignored. The defendant grew angry, approached the man and punched him in the face and left.

At 3am the same day, the defendant went to a police post in the area and demanded from APO7173 to get APO7171’s contact number.

APO7173 first refused and told the defendant that APO7171 had earlier warned him not to smoke at the market.

The defendant then threatened APO7173 to smash his car if he refused to give the contact number, causing APO7173 to surrender APO7171’s contact number.

The defendant then sent five voice notes via WhatsApp to APO7171 threatening a fight and his life.

Police reports were lodged leading to the defendant’s arrest. The defendant was found to be uncooperative throughout the process until his appearance in the court room.