Former sergeant jailed for corruption in Sibu

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By William Isau

SIBU, Jan 17: The Special Corruption Court here today sentenced a former assistant investigation officer to five months’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to two alternative charge for corruption.

The accused, Wan Bedwi Wan Yusup, 30, who was a sergeant was charged under Section 16 (a) A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 but pleaded guilty to the alternative charge under Section 165 of the Penal Code.

Judge Steve Ritikos imposed five months’ jail for each of the two charges, with the sentences to run concurrently.

In the first charge, Wan Bedwi was charged with receiving RM5,000 from a former director of a driving institute as gratification so that action would not be taken against him for a case, at about 2pm on December 22, 2017 at the Central Police Station.

The accused was then investigating a report lodged by an individual with a driving institute who claimed that the complainant had failed to return the institute’s money.

In the second charge, the accused was charged with receiving RM5,000 from the complainant in front of a leasing company, at about 10.10pm on December 28, 2017. The accused was charged with asking the complainant to reward him for getting the earlier individual to withdraw the police report. — DayakDaily