Duo plead not guilty to cheating senior JB citizen of RM2.5mil


The accused, Mohd Yazzid (centre) and Mad Nazri (right) at the Johor Baru Magistrate's Court here on Oct 25, 2020. — NUR AISYAH MAZALAN/The Star

JOHOR BARU: Two people have claimed trial at the Magistrate’s Court here to cheating an individual of RM2.5mil on the pretence of helping the victim to get forest cleaning projects in Mersing.

The accused, company owner Mad Nazri Kasbi, 46, and agent Mohd Yazzid Ahmad, 39, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read in front of magistrate Mohd Farid Nazzrin Ahmad here on Sunday (Oct 25).

According to the charge sheet, the duo had allegedly cheated a 68-year-old man to hand over a cheque worth RM2.5mil, supposedly to help him get forest cleaning projects in Jamaluang, Mersing.

The accused had also allegedly claimed that the projects had received approval from the Johor royal family.

The offence was allegedly committed at an office in Pusat Perdagangan Danga Utama, Skudai at about 2pm on April 11 last year.

The charge was framed under Section 420 of the Penal Code and may also be punished under Section 34 of the same Act.

Mad Nazri was represented by lawyer N. Rhubinii while Mohd Yazzid was represented by lawyer Shaik Saleem Daud.

Mohd Farid set bail at RM13,000 with one surety for each of the accused and set Dec 6 for next mention.

They are also required to hand over their passports and report to the nearest police station once a week.

Both posted bail.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Public Prosecutor Chan Choon Yew.

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