Man serving life imprisonment acquitted of drug possession charge in cell


  • Nation
  • Monday, 4 Mar 2019

BUTTERWORTH: A man serving a life sentence at South Seberang Prai prison in Jawi has been acquitted of a charge of possessing drugs in his cell.
 
Sessions court judge Norhayati Mohamad Yunus ordered for Roslan Husain, 52, to be acquitted and released immediately of the charge, after the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against the accused.
 
Roslan was charged with possession of 9.25 grams of heroin and monoacetylmorphine in his first-floor cell in Block Damai at the South Seberang Prai Prison in Jawi at about 3am on Mar 8, 2016, during a major raid by prison security.
 
The offence falls under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
 
Roslan who was represented by his lawyer K. Simon Murali, while DPP Lim Saw Sim prosecuted the case.
 
Roslan was sentenced to life imprisonment after he was convicted in 2010 for the murder of his friend in 2008 in Kampung Air Hitam in Sungai Dua here.
 
The court found Roslan guilty beyond reasonable doubt after an exhaustive review of the evidence and he was sentenced to life imprisonment, which he is still serving.