Double trouble for woman who tried to bribe cop

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  • Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018

Under the spotlight: The woman, who allegedly offered to bribe a police officer, arriving at the magistrate’s court accompanied by a police officer in Kota Kinabalu.

KOTA KINABALU: A 27-year-old woman caught for drink driving got deeper into trouble when she allegedly offered a bribe of RM1,200 to a police officer to drop the case against her.

The Sarawakian woman, who operates a shop at a mall in the city, was ordered to be remanded for four days by magistrate Afiq Agoes after she was brought to the court by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com­mission (MACC) yesterday.

MACC deputy public prosecutor Mohd Faliq Basiruddin said that she is being investigated for offering a bribe to the police officer to avoid action being taken against her.

It was learnt that the woman, who was heading home from a night out session with friends on Saturday, was stopped at a roadblock by police outside the Centre­point Complex at around 4am on Sunday.

She was taken to the Kota Kinabalu police headquarters in Karamunsing here.

However, when she was there, she had alle­gedly offered a bribe of RM1,200 to a police officer with the rank of assistant superintendent of police (ASP) to close the drink driving case.

The woman was immediately arrested and the case was referred to the MACC.

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