Jobless man who ran amok fined RM2,700
Posted on June 20, 2012, Wednesday
KUCHING: An unemployed man was fined a total of RM2,700 by the Magistrates’ Court here yesterday for a string of offences: committing criminal intimidation, assault, house trespass, possession of samurai sword and mischief.
Muhammad Fitri Abas, 28, pleaded guilty to these charges before Magistrate Syafiza Abdul Razal Tready who convicted him of Section 506 (criminal intimidation), Section 324 (causing hurt), Section 448 (house trespass) and Section 427 (mischief) of the Penal Code as well as Section 6(1) of the Corrosive, Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958.
Magistrate Syafiza imposed a RM1,000 fine, in default four months’ jail for for the first charge of intimidating Rokayah Helmi, 45, at her house at Jalan Menggris in Matang at about 4.30pm on May 9 this year.
He had uttered harsh words to the victim: “Aku mahu bunuh kamu juga, kerana aku disuruh orang, kerana kamu tidak pandai jaga anak” translated as “I want to kill you as instructed by someone as you are not a fit mother”.
For the second charge, the accused was fined RM300, in default 14 days’ jail for causing hurt to Rokayah with a samurai sword, with which he slashed her ring finger on the right hand on the same day and time.
He was fined RM700, in default a month’s imprisonment for trespassing into the house that day.
He was also fined RM500, in default a month’s imprisonment for possessing a 39-inch long samurai sword in public.
For the mischief charge, he was fined RM200, in default 14 days’ jail for causing damage by chopping the dining table at the victim’s house. The damage incurred costs about RM50.
The accused had gone to Rokayah’s house and ran amok, shouting at the victim from outside the house that he would kill the whole family.
The complainant Rokayah had gone out from the house when she heard the shout and was shocked to see in her compound, a man holding a long samurai.
The man then rushed into her house and started chopping the dining table. Rokayah’s right finger was hurt when she tried to stop him. Her neighbours on hearing the commotion went to check. When they attempted to apprehend the suspect, he threatened to hunt Rokayah and kill her if he got arrested.
A police team from ‘Ops Utama Perdana Nkra’ unit was patrolling the area at about 5.20pm that day when informed about the amok.
They nabbed the suspect and seized the samurai sword from him.
Inspector Ahmad Ilias prosecuted while defence counsel Abdul Rahman Mohd Hazmi represented the accused.