KUALA LUMPUR: An assistant investigating officer was sentenced to a day’s jail and fined RM15,000, in default six months’ jail, by the Sessions Court here today for corruption.
Judge Mohd Nasir Nordin handed down the sentence on Sergeant Tajudin Mahadi, 51, who pleaded guilty to the charge.
However, before handing down the sentence, Mohd Nasir advised Tajudin to repent as corruption is a heinous act in Islam.
Tajudin, from the Criminal Investigation Division of the Cheras police contingent, was charged with accepting RM3,000 from businessman Low Chin Chew, 31, to secure the release of his (Low) brother, Low Chin Chuan, 34, who was in remand for allegedly setting fire to a car.
The offence was in his room at the Team C Office, Fourth Floor of the Cheras police headquarters here between 1 pm and 1.10 pm on Dec 4, 2012.
In mitigation, Tajudin’s lawyer, Wan Azmir Wan Majid, said his client had a wife and two school-going children to support.
“The accused, who has been with the police force for 28 years, will be sacked and is forced to leave the quarters and find a new job,” he added.
The prosecution is conducted by deputy public prosecutor Afifah Yusof.- BERNAMA