KENINGAU: Scuffle about rambutan led to the death of a senior citizen at Kg. Likowon, Sook, when he was hacked 28 times by his cousin around 10.00am, 22 January ago.
District Police Chief, DSP Douglas Nyeging Taong, said the victim, Angah Bin Angamai, 85, was stabbed by the suspect at the back of his house.
Based on information, the police from Keningau IPD Crime Investigation Department led by its divison chief, ASP Lee Nyuk Kim, rushed to the scene.
“Investigation discovered that 23 January ago, around 10.00am, a farmer at the village went to the farm and found a corpse near Sungai Bonor, Sook.
“The witness then told the villagers in Keningau before reporting the incident to the district police station, and thus become the first complainant,” he said during a press conference at the district IPD in Monday.
Douglas said further investigation found that the motive of the murder was due to the suspect being dissatisfied with the victim who took his rambutan fruit at his backyard.
In 23 January, around 4.30pm, the suspect was successfully caught and brought to the station for further action. Also seized was the case item of a parang measured 61cm.
The suspect is to be remanded for 6 days until 29 January to help with the investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, which carries a death penalty. –SayangSabah