Remand extended for Tutong school rape, robbery suspect

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THE prosecution in the Tutong school rape and robbery case has been granted a two-week extension of the 22-year-old suspect’s remand, while waiting for DNA test and fingerprint analysis results.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Hjh Rozaimah Hj Abd Rahman said the police needed a remand extension for Yurawandy Bujang, who was charged with robbery and rape of an expat teacher at a Tutong primary school hostel last month.

During the proceedings at the Magistrates’ Court yesterday, she said the police would require time for the victims to identify the stolen items as the trainee teacher and her roommate had left Brunei for their home country last month.

The deputy public prosecutor further said police are investigating Yurawandy for suspected car theft.

Yurawandy said he has not made plans to hire a defence counsel for his case yet.

The presiding senior magistrate, Hj Nabil Daraina PDH Badaruddin, told Yurawandy that he should seek legal advice as the defendant is facing a serious charge and allegation.

Among the items that were allegedly stolen by Yurawandy were mostly electronic goods belonging to the victims including laptops, mobile phones, a Samsung camera and iPad as well as monies amounting to $107.

The defendant has been ordered to be further remanded at the Bandar Seri Begawan Police Station pending the next hearing on October 28.

The Brunei Times