BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): A 39-year-old man who tried to postpone his marriage by making up story that he had been robbed of his money and jewellery ended up in big trouble when he was arrested by the police on Wednesday (June 26) for making a false report.
Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the man lodged a police report on Tuesday claiming he was robbed when he stopped his car by the roadside on Jalan Besar Perai at 10.30am on Tuesday.
"The man claimed as he was walking to a shop when two men on a motorcycle stopped, asking for his help.
"And as he was busy giving explanation, the pillion rider grabbed his laptop bag, before both fled the scene,” he said tonight.
The man, a counsellor, also claimed that RM39,000 in cash for the wedding reception and a jewellery set worth RM7,000 meant for his bride-to-be were kept in the laptop bag, he said.
ACP Nik Ros said following interrogation and inspection at the scene, they found that the incident did not happen and the suspect admitted he was made a false report.
He said he was pressured by the bride’s family to expedite the wedding, but he had yet to save enough money to do so.
The man also admitted to lodging a false report in hopes that he would be able to justify postponing his marriage, he said.
ACP Nik Ros added that the investigation papers had been referred to the deputy public prosecutor's office and the man would be charged in the Bukit Mertajam Magistrate's Court on Friday (June 28) under Section 182 of the Penal Code for making false police report. – Bernama