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Iphone fraud, security guard plead not guilty


KUALA LUMPUR: A former security guard pleaded not guilty in the Session’s Court here today to cheating a 30-year-old private sector employee in a purported ‘iphone’ deal, two weeks ago.

Awang Hanif Awang Ali, 26, is accused of misleading Fairul Ridzwan Idrus into believing that he was an accounts executive manager at IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd and had authority to sell 24 sets of ‘iphone 6 Plus’ for RM10,000 and inducing the victim to pay the amount to him in stages.

He allegedly committed the offence at Tesco Extra Selayang, Jalan 2/3c, Taman Wahyu, Jinjang here, between noon and 5 pm on February 10.

The charge under Section 420 of the Penal Code carries a maximum jail term of 10 years and with whipping or fine, on conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Faridah Nurdinie Bahrum proposed a RM12,000 bail, with additional conditions that the accused must report to the nearest police station and surrender his passport to the court as he was born in Sabah and did not have a permanent address in the peninsula.

“The accused had also married a woman who is an Indonesian citizen. The additional conditions are to ensure his presence in court,” she said.

However, judge Sohaini Alias did not grant bail as Awang Hanif, who was unrepresented did not have a bailor.

The court ordered the accused to be remanded at Sungai Buloh Prison and set March 25 for re-mention.


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