Court dismisses DPP’s appeal in police officer graft case

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By Dorcas Ting

BINTULU, Nov 5: The High Court here has dismissed an appeal by a Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) over the Sessions Court decision that the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie on a police officer who was charged for graft.

On May 21, this year, Insp Amin Molusin was discharged and acquitted in the Sessions Court by Judge Nixon Kennedy Kumbong.

The DPP, not happy with the Sessions Court decision, had appealed to the High Court and submitted nine grounds in their petition of appeal today.

After listening and considering the Petition of Appeal and the submission by both parties, Judge Duncan Sikodol ruled that there was no merit in the appeal and rejected and quashed the said appeal.

Amin was charged for corruptly accepting a gratification of RM5,000 as an inducement to forbear from taking legal action against a person.

He allegedly committed the offence under Section 324 of the Penal Code, at Bintulu Police Criminal Investigator Office, at about 6am on Sept 25, 2016.

He was charged under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 and punishable under Section 24(1) of the same Act, which carries imprisonment not exceeding 20 years and fine not less than five times the sum or value of the gratification.

DPP Mohd Fillany Siji represented the appellant, while the respondent was represented by counsel Fadzillah Osman and Osman Ibrahim. — DayakDaily