'Datuk' pleads guilty to cheating five

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  • Saturday, 01 Feb 2003

PETALING JAYA: An unemployed man pleaded guilty in a magistrate’s court here yesterday to five counts of impersonating a Datuk and cheating three teachers and two soldiers of a total of RM9,000 by promising he could secure them a RM25,000 flat. 

Abdul Kadir Sa’adi, 26, pleaded guilty to cheating teacher Rapiah Abu Bakar, 48, by impersonating as Datuk Abdul Kadir Ibrahim and inducing her into believing that he could get her a flat at Kota Damansara at RM25,000 for a deposit of RM2,000.  

He is said to have induced Rapiah to hand over the money to him at the office of the headmaster of Sekolah Agama Rakyat Al Taqwa’s in Petaling on March 8 last year. 

Abdul Kadir from Kampung Pujut in Miri, Sarawak, also admitted cheating teachers Jemilah Abdul Rahman, 43, of RM2,000 and Zabidah Wahdan, 33, of RM1,000; and soldiers Mazluini Jemaan, 29, and Zamri Abdul Manan, 36, of RM2,000 in March each last year. 

He was charged under Section 419 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to seven years, or a fine, or both. 

Abdul Kadir also faces another charge of cheating headmaster Zaijunnor Sulaiman, 36, by inducing her into believing that he could cash a bank cheque for RM4,500 belonging to a religious school in March last year.  

He was charged with inducing Zaijunnor to hand over the cheque to him at the RHB Bank in Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh in Petaling on March 7 last year. 

Magistrate Yasmin Abdul Razak fixed April 23 for sentencing and set bail at RM3,000 each charge. 

Abdul Kadir, who was calm throughout the court proceedings, was unrepresented.

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