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Six years’ jail for thieving security guard

Fadley Faisal

A security guard went on a theft spree, enlisting his girlfriend and a friend, at a residential embassy over five days in October 2021.

The trio were charged separately to observe the COVID-19 protocols.

In separate proceedings presided over by the Intermediate Court, sentences were handed to the trio concluding the case on January.

Security guard Muhammad Hadi Khairi Syazwan bin Mohd Khairul Ariffin pleaded guilty to committing theft, housebreaking, mischief, trespass and abetment of his friend’s criminal act.

He was handed a sentence of six years’ jail with three canings.

Muhammad Hadi’s girlfriend, Nordalilah binti Karim pleaded guilty to housebreaking and trespassing where she received four years and six months’ jail.

Muhammad Hadi’s friend, Muhammad Dzulfadli bin Kafli pleaded guilty to offences of trespassing which landed him a three years’ jail sentence.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Fitri binti Kiprawi revealed that Muhammad Hadi was a security guard posted at the residential embassy and was tasked to conduct surveillance at the compound and surroundings of the home.

He was also tasked with keeping an eye on the house, however, only through CCTV which he could monitor from the security post outside the house. The ambassador returned to her home country on October 1, 2021, leaving the house unoccupied.

Seeing the opportunity, Muhammad Hadi broke into the house and stole properties.

At first, the defendant was accompanied at work in his post by Nordalilah when they decided to break into the house and steal belongings.

On a separate occasion the same week, Muhammad Hadi asked Muhammad Dzulfadli to join in to steal things from the house.

The trio managed to steal decorations, electronics, gold plated items and other valuables.

Muhammad Hadi also damaged the CCTV system worth close to BND25,000.

The incidents occurred from October 22 to 26, 2021.

Muhammad Hadi’s criminal acts were condemned by the courts, saying that he abandoned his principles and abused his position.


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