Threatening note, red paint splashed across immigration officer’s gate

Red paint splashed across the officer's gate.

SIBU, June 19: A person claiming to have been assaulted by an Immigration Department enforcement officer is alleged to have splashed red paint across the front the latter’s house on Thursday (June 18).

The suspect had also attached a threatening note on the gate, warning the 34-year-old officer and his family to be careful.

Sibu district deputy police chief Supt Collins Babat said at about 3.35pm on June 18, the complainant received a call from his wife informing him that the gate of their single-storey house in Sibujaya had been vandalised by an unknown person.

“After receiving the call from his wife, the complainant rushed home and found the front part outside the gate with red paint,” he said.

The complainant also found a threatening note written on a cardboard, telling him and his family to be careful for assaulting him previously.

“A daughter of the complainant at that time was inside the house. She saw two men wearing full visored motorcycle helmets on a motorcycle show up. However she did not see them throwing red paint on the ground as the incident happened too fast,” he added.

The case is being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation and Section 427 of the same Code for causing mischief on property.—DayakDaily