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Jobless man jailed for stealing fishing net
Published on: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: An unemployed man was jailed 10 months by the Magistrate's Court here Friday for stealing a fish net.

Mohd Nazri Salutan, 26, admitted before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to stealing the RM200 fish net belonging to one Ag Akub Mohd Amir at 2pm on Nov 2 at a house in Kg Lok Kawi Baru, Putatan.

Inspector Rasydan Jasni, prosecuting, told the court that Ag Akub lodged a report after being informed by a neighbour who saw a man stealing the fish net placed at the back of his house.

Nazri was charged under Section 379 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to seven years on conviction.

He requested for a leniency while Rasydan applied for an appropriate sentence.

In another case, two men were jailed 10 months each for stealing a car battery.

Fisherman Mohd Asri Peter, 33, and Mohd Zilnas Abas, 27, pleaded guilty to stealing the battery belonging to one Rose Teo at 10am on Nov 4 at a house in Taman Antarabangsa in Likas.

The court heard that Rose's neighbour saw two men, later identified as Asri and Zilnas, stealing the battery which was placed near the fence.

Both Asri and Zilnas confessed that they steal the battery to sell. – Jo Ann Mool

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