Bribing cop to avoid licence summons ends up in arrest

BUKIT MERTAJAM, 3 July 2017: 

A Nepalese motorcyclist and his pillion riding compatriot who allegedly offered a RM100 bribe to a policeman as inducement not to take action against the unlicensed motorcyclist found themselves in the soup in Bukit Tengah here yesterday.

The 29-year-old lance corporal – who declined the bribe from the two foreigners – arrested them to facilitate investigations.

The suspects – aged 22 and 23 – would be produced at the Bukit Mertajam magistrate’s court today to obtain a remand, said Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid.

In the 11.20am incident, he said the lance corporal was patrolling Jalan Kebun Sireh when he noticed two men behaving suspiciously on a motorcycle.

“After stopping the duo, the policeman asked for their personal travel documents and motorcycle  licence after the Nepalese had produced their Enforcement Cards (E-Kad).

“The men however, admitted not having any licence and when the policeman asked the motorcyclist to sign the summons form, he instead, offered a RM100 bribe.

“The policeman declined the offer even though the man kept pushing the two RM50 notes to him. When the pillion rider put the money into his (policeman’s) trouser pocket, the lawman seized the money and arrested the foreigners.“

In a separate development, Nik Ros Azhan said the police arrested a 20-year-old man linked to house break-ins in the SPT area during a raid at a house at Taman Permata here last Friday.

“In the raid, the police also seized several items including a tablet, mobile phones, jewellery and a motorcycle believed to have been used by the suspect for criminal activities.”

He said the man who was tested positive for drugs and had been active for the past two months was remanded for four days.

– Bernama

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