Trial date set for alleged undergarment thief

|     Fadley Faisal     |

THE Magistrate’s Court has fixed September 16 for trial to begin in the case of a local man who has allegedly stolen a woman’s undergarment and insulted her modesty.

Muhammad Adib bin Zaini, 31, is now represented by lawyer Ahmad Zakaria.

He faces a charge of stealing a pair of underwear belonging to a woman sometime during midnight on August 30, 2011.

He is facing a second charge of insulting the modesty of the same woman by sending a vulgar text message to her on December 12 last year.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Fitri binti Kiprawi’s charges for the offence of theft under Section 380 of the Penal Code carries a prison term which may extend to seven years and fine, while the penalty for insulting modesty under Section 509 is three years’ imprisonment with a fine.

Chief Magistrate Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar presided over the case.