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Teacher assault case adjourned

BY Fadley Faisal

TWO local brothers charged last month for involvement in an altercation with a teacher of a local secondary school, had their case adjourned to make way for follow-up medical reports on the victim.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhd Aiman Adri bin Haji Ahmad Zakaria, who appeared on behalf of the Public Prosecutor, preferred two charges against the first defendant, Mohammad Yusirwan bin Yussof, 38, – a warrant officer at the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

The first charge alleges that at 10am on September 16, 2017 at Sayyidina Abu Bakar Secondary School, the first defendant voluntarily caused hurt to the victim by kicking him in the lower abdominal/groin area. The act is a punishable offence under Section 323 of the Penal Code, Chapter 22.

The first defendant also faces an additional charge of assault under Section 352 of the Penal Code, Chapter 22 for gesturing in the direction of the victim while shouting.

The second defendant, Mohammad Yadiy Yusranshah bin Yussof, 26, was also charged with the same offence of assault under Section 352 of the Penal Code, Chapter 22 for similarly making pointing gestures at the victim while shouting.

The two defendants, who are represented by Sheikh Noordin bin Sheikh Mohammad, have claimed trial to the charges against them. Senior Magistrate Lailatul Zubaidah binti Haji Mohd Hussain fixed the case for further mention on November 9, 2017.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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