KOTA BARU: Two prison warders and two police officers were among seven people who pleaded not guilty to various corruption charges before Judge Adli Abd Ghalib at the Sessions Court here.
Pengkalan Chepa Prison chief inspector Mohd Zamri Abdullah, 38, and his colleague L/Kpl Dzul Azam Nani, 33, were charged separately yesterday with accepting RM3,000 from an inmate at 6pm on Dec 20 last year.
Police officer L/Kpl Muhammad Harris Mohd Rafe, 29, of Pengkalan Chepa, was charged with three counts of bribery, requesting RM10,000 and accepting RM8,000 from a smuggler in Pasir Mas at 10am on Aug 14, 2015.
Former Inspector P. Kavikumar, 27, was charged with two counts of bribery, requesting RM15,000 and accepting RM10,000 from a suspect in Rantau Panjang in November 2015.
The three others charged for corruption were businessman Syed Ahmad Farris Almuahajir Syed Mohd Nasir, 25, contractor Ahmad Hizwani Shafii, 36, and Shairuddin Ab Ghani, 32, who is jobless.
They were charged under Section 16(a) (B), Section 17(a), Section 17(b), and Section 18 of the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.
MACC deputy public prosector Shahidah Muslimah Roslan prosecuted.
All seven accused were released on bail ranging from RM2,000 to RM15,000.
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