KOTA KINABALU: Five civil servants, including three policemen, were charged separately in the Tawau Special Corruptions Court for graft on Thursday (Feb 20).
The five consist of a policeman, two police inspectors, a National Registration Department (NRD) staff member, and an assistant officer with the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.
Police Sergeant Major Abd Halil Mohd Zin was accused of receiving RM2,800 from two individuals to release their boat transporting petrol to the Philippines at the Travel Control Office of the Tawau Barter Trade Port on November 2014.
Inspector Zakariah Kirinu, who is a police prosecutor, was charged with receiving RM3,000 from an individual to allow bail for a firearm case and to drop the offensive weapon case against the individual’s father.
The incident was allegedly committed inside a car at the car park in front of the Tawau courthouse at 3pm on April 19,2016.
Another officer, Inspector Roney Saimey Sakah, was charged with receiving RM3,500 from an individual as an inducement to settle a fatal road accident case to avoid action in court. He was alleged to have committed the offence at the Lahad Datu Traffic Police office at 11am on April 7,2017.
NRD staff member Ajid Abdinah, 43, was charged with using a fake Birth Registration Form under the name of Adrianna Alanni Ajid as an
original document at the Lahad Datu NRD office on April 20,2015.
Tawau Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry staff member Aisah Batik, 40, was charged with receiving RM500 from an individual to release a wooden boat and engine detained for smuggling 10 LPG cylinders at the Tawau Marine police jetty on Aug 15,2017.
They were all charged separately before Special Corruptions Court
Judge Abu Bakar Manat, who allowed them bail of between RM7,000 and RM10,000.