Case of man facing 9 road traffic offences postponed

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE road traffic case against YAM Pengiran Muda Abdul Mu’min was adjourned yesterday and will be held again in a month as the prosecution needs time to consider the representation made by the defence counsel.

The defendant is facing four counts of driving on September 11 and November 19 when his licence was suspended. He was also charged with driving a car with an expired insurance policy.

The document states that on September 11, the defendant was accused of careless driving and of being involved in an accident which caused damage to the rear of a Ford Ranger.

The defendant is also accused of lodging a false police report stating that it was a Saifuddin who was driving the car at the time, information which the defendant knew was false and thereby intending the District Traffic Officer of Brunei Muara DSP Abd Aji Hj Apong to conduct an investigation on Saifuddin.

The defendant was further charged with intent to cause criminal proceedings to be instituted against Saifuddin for an alleged careless driving offence knowing that there is no just or lawful ground for such proceedings against that person when the defendant lodged the report with the police.

The defendant has yet to enter his plea on the total of nine charges against him.

During the proceedings yesterday before Senior Magistrate Hj Nabil Daraina Pehin Dato Hj Badaruddin, deputy public prosecutor Hjh Anifa Rafiza Hj Abd Ghani applied to the court for the adjournment as they needed time to conduct research as the letter of representation submitted by defence counsel Balendran from Ho & Siong Associates had touched on points of law.

The defendant has been released on a $10,000 court bail in one local surety pending the next mention of the case on January 10, 2015.

The Brunei Times