Ex-cop Fined For Cheating Businessman
SHAH ALAM – A former police lance corporal was fined RM7,000 in default three months’ jail by the Sessions Court here for cheating a businessman, seven years ago.
Judge Mat Ghani Abdullah also ordered Shaharudin Ibrahim, 46, to pay RM20,000 compensation to businessman Mohd Abdul Kahar Md Rani, 49, in six instalments.
The former policeman was told to pay the first instalment of RM10,000 by June 26, this year, failing which he would be jailed 20 months.
According to the facts of the case, the businessman had sought Shaharudin’s assistance on Jan 6, 2005 to secure the release of his brother-in-law who was arrested for alleged involvement in an armed robbery.
The businessman and Shaharudin met up at Restoran Shukran in Kuala Lumpur, where the latter solicited RM1,000 from the former for “entertainment fees.”
On the way home from the restaurant, Shaharudin contacted the businessman at Stesen Minyak Projet, Batu 3, to ask for an additional RM35,000.
On Feb 19, 2005, the businessman handed RM10,000 to Shahabudin, and on Feb 21, 2005, the balance of RM25,000.
When his brother in-law was still not released until March 3, 2005, the businessman lodged a report at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Selangor branch on April 7, 2005, which led to Shaharudin’s arrest on April 27, the same year.
Prosecuting officer in the case was Azuan Adzhar from the Selangor MACC while counsel Gurbachan Singh represented Shahabudin. – BERNAMA