Man lands in prison for stealing handphone

Azlan Othman

A local man was convicted by the Syariah High Court yesterday for committing Sariqah (theft) under Section 55 (3) (b) of the Syariah Criminal Penal Code Order, 2013.

On February 8, 27-year-old Mohammad Suhaimi bin Mohd Sufri was found stealing a handphone by breaking into an employee’s house in Jalan Tengah, Seria.

In sentencing, the court considered that the offender has some previous record of theft.

The offender was sentenced to three months in prison beginning February 9.

The court also ordered that the stolen good be returned to their owners.

The case was investigated by the Seria Police Station, while the prosecution conducted by the Syar’ie Prosecutor of the Syar’ie Prosecution Division, Ministry of Religious Affairs.