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Two cops and woman charged with soliciting bribes

New Straits Times logoNew Straits Times 14/9/2018 MUHAMMAD YUSRI MUZAMIR
a group of people that are talking to each other: The accused, Sergeant Abdul Aziz Mohamed, 39, his wife Umaiyah Saed, 27, and Inspector Mohd Asri Shahadan, 33. Pix by Danial Saad © Provided by Media Prima The accused, Sergeant Abdul Aziz Mohamed, 39, his wife Umaiyah Saed, 27, and Inspector Mohd Asri Shahadan, 33. Pix by Danial Saad

BUTTERWORTH: Two policemen and a woman have pleaded not guilty to a bribe solicitation charge at the Sessions Court here.

The accused, Sergeant Abdul Aziz Mohamed, 39, his wife Umaiyah Saed, 27, and Inspector Mohd Asri Shahadan, 33, made the plea before Judge Nizam Zakaria today.

According to the charge sheet, the trio were charged with soliciting RM1,800 form Mohamad Azzamudden Khalid, 22, to release Modenas Dinamik motorcycle with registration number PGE2263 which was in the custody of Mohd Asri.

The trio were said to have committed the offence at Restoran Ali Baba at Jalan Baru, Bukit Mertajam here at about 12.15am on May 13, 2016.

They were charged under Section 16(a)(B) of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 which carries a maximum 20 years’ jail, and a fine of not less than five times the bribe amount, or RM10,000, whichever is higher.

After the plea was recorded, Nizam ordered the accused to return their passports and allowed bail at RM8,000 each with one surety and fixed Oct 16 for case management.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Ghazali Muhamad Nadzri and Azlan Basri prosecuted the case while Umaiyah and Abdul Aziz were represented by lawyer Abdul Roni Abdul Rahman. Noor Hisham Ismail represented Mohd Asri.

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