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Borneo Bulletin, Bandar Seri Begawan, 31 January 2001

Ex-Police Constable jailed

By Liza Mohamad

A former Police Constable of the Royal Brunei Police Force, Jefri bin Mohamad, 29, was sentenced to three years and four months jail. He was also ordered to receive three strokes of the rattan, after the Magistrate's Court had found him guilty of housebreaking by night and committing mischief.

In passing sentence, Chief Magistrate Hairolarni bin Abd Majid reminded him that he was a police during the commission of the offence and that he had been suspended since 1996. He was officially terminated from his post in 1998.

Chief Magistrate noted that, being a police constable, he had breached the trust given to him by the public and committed a serious offence, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in jail.

The court also stated that he had no mitigation and remarked that it was disappointing for the court to sentence a person in his position.

"Let this be a warning to the public especially towards uniform officers," Chief Magistrate notified.

The former PC was convicted of housebreaking at night and committing mischief by damaging the door of a house along Jalan Bunga Melor, Ong Sum Ping on March 14, 1996.

The prosecution in the case was led by the Prosecuting Officer at the Attorney General Chambers, Pg Isa bin Pg Hj Aliuddin and assisted by Hj Afif Daraina bin PDH Badaruddin.

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