Convict changes mind, claims trial to armed robbery charge

The accused being escorted by a policeman.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, May 14: An unemployed man who pleaded guilty on May 10 to five robbery charges today changed his mind on an armed robbery charge. He claimed trial to that charge.

On May 10, accused Nur Affizzul Mahdi, 24, from Petra Jaya was sentenced to a total of 30 years in jail and 13 strokes of the rotan by three Sessions Court judges.

However, on that day, Sessions Court Judge Mohd Taufik Mohd Yusoff ordered DPP Nurfadzlin Mahmad Zulhasnan to provide the court with the particulars of the cases that the accused was charged and sentenced before sentencing Nur Affizzul for the armed robbery.

Judge Mohd Taufik fixed May 14 for sentencing.

When Nur Affizzul was brought before the judge today, he pleaded not guilty to robbing a 24-hour mart in Taman Lee Ling of RM160 with a knife at about 1.43am on April 24, 2019.

The judge then fixed June 19 for pre-trial case management.

Nur Affizzul was charged under Section 392 of the Penal Code to be read together with Section 397 of the same Code, which carries an imprisonment term that may extend to 14 years and shall also be liable to a fine or whipping.

DPP Nurfadzlin Mahmad Zulhasnan prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented. — DayakDaily