Bogus immigration personnel fined
Posted on August 8, 2012, Wednesday
KOTA KINABALU: A passport agent who pleaded guilty to impersonating an immigration personnel, was yesterday fined RM2,500, in default, five months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court.
Magistrate Nuruhuda Mohd Yusof fined 43-year-old local, Ajlih Tinis of Taman Melenium, Likas after he admitted to a charge framed under Section 170 of the Penal Code, to impersonating an Immigration personnel to an IMM13 document holder at a house in Lorong 1, Taman Mahkota, Luyang about 2.30pm on July 31, this year.
A conviction under Section 170 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to two years, or a fine, or both, upon conviction.
The court was informed that a contractor had lodged a police report on July 31, stating that one of his workers had been approached by the accused while carrying out renovation works on a house.
Ajlih who donned a vest bearing the logo of the Immigration Department, then detained the worker even before checking his IMM13 document.
He told the worker that the IMM13 document was a fake and asked for the contractor’s contact number.
The accused demanded for RM2,000 from the contractor as a condition for him (Ajlih) not to arrest the worker and the contractor agreed to meet up with him to discuss the matter at a Lintas restaurant about 6.30pm.
The contractor lodged a police report prior to meeting Ajlih and this led to his arrest on the same day.
Prosecuting officer Inspector Zahiri Saab prosecuted.