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Trespassing ex-Minister's home: Indon is jailed
Published on: Friday, January 12, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A 30-year-old Indonesian who trespassed into a former State Minister's house in Penampang last year was jailed 20 months on Thursday.

Irfan Ikwan pleaded guilty before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to committing the offence at the former Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Conrad Mojuntin's house at Kg Dohunsug at 5.40am on Nov 25.

Inspector Suzie @ Stephanie Kupit, prosecuting, told the court that Conrad was awakened by his wife who informed him about a man in a suspicious manner who had trespassed into the compound of their house.

Conrad's son, one Evan, gave chase when the intruder, later identified as Irfan, tried to flee.

Conrad followed his son as he was worried that the intruder who was armed with a sharp object might hurt him.

Upon being confronted, the unemployed Irfan turned aggressive and threw a rock towards Conrad who sustained injuries on the back of his head and received treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Police arrested Irfan later the same day near the area, said Suzie.

Irfan, who was not represented, requested for leniency while Suzie applied for an appropriate sentence.

He was charged under Section 448 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to three years or fine, or both, on conviction.

In another case, a 51-year-old local claimed trial to threatening to injure his neighbour.

Self-employed James Joji, who appeared before Magistrate Afiq Agoes, is accused of committing criminal intimidation to one Jisoin @ Simon Lajatung at 11am on July 20 last year at Kg Duvanson, in Putatan.

The charge under Section 506 of the Penal Code provides a jail term of two years or fine, or both, on conviction.

The court set Jan 24 for case management and released James on a bail of RM2,000 in two sureties.

Chief Inspector Lim Swee Beng prosecuted. - Jo Ann Mool

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