A local man who pleaded guilty to impersonating a policeman, was sentenced to eight months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Mohd Reduan bin Judin, 37, demanded from a 44-year-old foreign man his identity card and driving license at Jalan Singa Menteri, Kuala Belait on February 2.
Prosecutor Syazwani binti Jumat told court that the defendant was driving with a passenger when he noticed the victim’s car.
He tailed the car and signalled the victim to stop by the road, and introduced himself and the passenger as police officers.
Mohd Reduan asked the victim why he was on the mobile phone while driving and demanded to see his identity card and driving licence. The defendant demanded BND300 as payment for a fine to settle the case.
The victim’s identity card had expired and he explained that his Special Pass was still valid.
The defendant then said he was “releasing” the foreign man. The victim, who was suspicious of the man’s claim, lodged a police report the following day leading to his arrest.
Meanwhile, 30-year-old Mohd Sirhan bin Mohd Shadan who is named co-defendant in the case, denied the same charge. Trial will be set in the next mention of his case on March 10.
Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid presided.