Man sentenced to a year in prison and RM3,000 for cheatingMarch 8, 2018 @ 3:10PM
By NORASIKIN DAINEH
KUDAT: A man was sentenced to a year in prison and RM3,000 fine for cheating a woman into purchasing a house under the People Housing Project (PPR) here, today.
Magistrate Dzul Elmy Yunus meted out the sentence after Abd Jaafar Sumbiling, 58, pleaded guilty to his offence under Section 420 of the Penal Code.
Abd Jaafar was accused of cheating a 53-year-old woman with whom he had made a purchase agreement for the PPR house at Taman Ehsan here with on Jan 10.
According to the facts of case, the accused sold his PPR house to the victim for RM6,000 as stated in their agreement.
On Feb 6, the victim however received an eviction notice from the Kudat Town Board. The woman then began to suspect something amiss as the accused had told her the board would not take over the house.
Following this, the woman lodged a police report on Feb 12 and police arrested the accused on March 1.