Unemployed local trio deny Seria assault charges

|    Hakim Hayat    |

THREE local men pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting a man in Seria last week during arraignment in the Intermediate Court yesterday.

Yusmadi bin Busrah, 47, is charged with assaulting a 33-year-old man using a steel pipe, while Mohd Keril bin Yusof, 29, is charged with using a wooden bar in the assault.

The last accused, Jamal bin Yunus, 48, allegedly strangled and scratched the victim’s face.

All three defendants, who are unemployed, made the not guilty plea when the charges were read to them during court proceedings presided by Magistrate Pengiran Hajah Norismayanti binti Pengiran Haji Ismail. The magistrate has set July 9 to fix dates for trial.

The incident allegedly occurred at the Lorong Tiga Selatan Barracks in Seria at noon on June 16.