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Seven plead guilty to serial break-ins

Fadley Faisal

Seven local men pleaded guilty to housebreaking, theft and mischief charges yesterday and will soon learn their fate after Intermediate Court Judge Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar fixed January 25 for the prosecution to submit the sentencing while sitting in the Tutong District Court House.

Awangku Abdul Malik bin Pengiran Idrus, 28, Muhammad Irwin Omar, 41, Muhammad Nazeerul Azim Zoelaliffin, 28, Abdul Hafiz Adam, 25, Mohammad Hairul Faizal bin Haji Taim, 38, Mohd Zul Eqram bin Haji Asmad, 39 and Muhammad Nur Syazwan Suhaili, 34, face charges that carry lengthy jail terms and copious amounts of canings.

Prosecutor Ahmad Firdaus bin Mohammad revealed that the men had broken into homes, a school, a construction workers’ camp site, a waste decomposition site and power stations to steal property.

In the course of the thefts, they had damaged property and caused disruptions to UNN Networks and Berakas Power Company.

These incidents occurred spanning from Berakas, Meragang, Bukit Shahbandar, Jerudong and Bebatik Kulapis between April and November, 2021.

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