Two local men received prison sentences after pleading guilty in the Magistrate’s Court to committing trespass for theft and filing a false police report.
Mohammad Jaidatul Fadillah bin Haris Fadilah, 32, was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment, while Adi Rozeman bin Abdullah, 18, received three months’ imprisonment.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli informed Senior Magistrate Lailatul Zubaidah binti Haji Mohd Hussain that the two men had trespassed into a house under construction at Kampong Buang Tekurok in Mukim Lumapas, during the early hours of November 5, for the theft of cables. A construction worker observed their acts and informed his employer, who alerted the police.
The police apprehended Mohammad Jaidatul Fadillah. Adi Rozeman managed to get away, but was arrested later that day.
During questioning, Adi Rozeman tried to appease the police by concocting a story about an incidence of theft at Kampong Orang Kaya Besar Imas, and he named three persons.