Men who robbed Pakistani envoy’s residence charged

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THREE men who broke into the Pakistani High Commissioner’s residence to steal were brought to the Magistrates’ Court yesterday to be formally charged with theft.

Pg Roniferra Pg Ramli, 38, Mohd Ali Akbar Jufri, 25 and Ak Harris Fadillah Pg Ahmad Fadillah, 26, were charged as co-defendants for theft in a place of dwelling.

High Commissioner Muhammad Zareef Malik came home from a short holiday to Kota Kinabalu on December 27, 2015 only to find that his house had been burgled.

The items stolen were a laptop, a DVD player, an iPad tablet and a 42-inch television set.

A police report was lodged on the same day and all the suspects were finally arrested three days ago.

No pleas were taken, and the defendants were ordered to be further remanded at the central police station in the capital until the next mention of the case on March 28.

The defendants are each facing up to seven years in prison with a fine if convicted of the offence under section 380 of the Penal Code.

Meanwhile, a local man yesterday pleaded guilty at the Magistrates’ Court to stealing eight tins of canned food.

Hj Jafri Hj Mohammad admitted to stealing four cans of sardines and four cans of cuttlefish from the Koperasi shop in Kg Perpindahan Mata-Mata on March 23, 2016.

The defendant is due to be sentenced on March 28.

The Brunei Times