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Man, Filipino charged with robbing 24-hour outlet
Published on: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A local man and a Filipino were charged with robbing a worker of a 24-hour outlet.

Andiprima Arcules, 27 and Filipino Abirusdi Atiah, 25, pleaded not guilty before Sessions Court Judge Azreena Aziz to the charge against them, Tuesday.

They are accused of robbing the worker with a knife and a machete of 74 boxes of cigarettes and RM116.90 belonging to 7-Eleven at 3.40am on Aug 28 at Manggatal Plaza, near here.

The offence under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to 20 years and whipping, on conviction.

Azreena offered Andiprima bail of RM10,000 in two local sureties while Abirusdi was ordered to be remanded further.

Their case would be heard on Jan 9-10 and Jan 26 next year.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Husna Abdul Halim appeared for the prosecution while the duo were not represented.

In the same court, eight men and a woman were jailed between four and five months for entering the State illegally.

The men were also handed a stroke of the cane each, except for the young offenders.

They committed the offence under Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/1963 which provides for a jail term of up to five years, or a fine of up to RM10,000, and whipping, on conviction.

They were arrested in different places at Kudat, Papar, Beaufort and the city recently after failing to produce valid documents.

Meanwhile, another two men were sentence to six months each for staying in the State after their passport had expired for three months and three years.

The court ordered them to serve the jail sentence from the date of their arrest and referred to the Immigration Department after completing their jail sentence. – Cynthia D Baga

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