PETALING JAYA: A 45-year-old police corporal was detained for allegedly duping a traffic offender over purported discounts on summonses.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the victim - a lorry driver - had gone to the Petaling Jaya police headquarters' traffic counter to check on summonses at about 2pm on Sept 17.
"He discovered that he had summonses amounting to RM1,120.
"The police officer, who was working at the traffic counter, then told him that he could help to settle the summonses for RM500.
"He told the victim that he had friends in Bukit Aman that could obtain the discount," he said when contacted on Thursday (Sept 21).
Subsequently, the victim transferred RM500 to the police officer’s account, he added.
"The police officer promised the victim that the summonses would be settled within three days.
"However, after about six days, the summonses were still not settled. The victim then lodged a police report at about 3.15pm on Wednesday (Sept 23)," he said.
ACP Nik Ezanee said the police officer was detained about four hours later.
"A urine test revealed that the suspect was positive for methamphetamine.
"He has been remanded for four days," he added.
ACP Nik Ezanee advised the public to check their summonses online or via traffic police counters nationwide.
"They can do it online at https://www.rilek.com.my or https://www.myeg.com.my.
"They can even check summonses via text messaging by typing POLIS SAMAN MyKad numbers @plate numbers and send to 15888," he added.
He reminded the public not to make payments for summonses at traffic accident inquiry offices.
"Payments can be made at traffic police counters, of which official receipt will be issued upon payment," ACP Nik Ezanee said.
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