Tawau murder case: Six cops among seven expected to be charged on Feb 8

KOTA KINABALU: Seven persons, including six policemen, are expected to be charged at the Tawau Magistrate’s court for murder on Wednesday (Feb 8).

This came after a murder probe on eight policemen attached with the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), including four senior officers and three others in Tawau, was concluded.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Idris Abdullah said they had completed their investigations on these suspects, with the investigation papers forwarded to the Attorney General’s Chambers on Tuesday (Feb 7).

All suspects will be brought to court, with seven of them expected to be charged at the Tawau Magistrate’s court for murder and abetment.

"These seven include six policemen," he said in a statement on Wednesday, where he added the suspects face the mandatory death sentence if convicted.

The Star reported on Jan 28 that these suspects were nabbed in connection with the killing of one Nurman Bakaratu, 61, whose body was found in a bush on Jan 16.

On Jan 30, the victim’s ex-wife Nurima Juli, 33, who is unemployed, was charged with the murder in an oil palm plantation near Jalan Anjur Juara, Jalan Apas, Batu 5, here between 7.3pm0 to 9pm on Jan 13.

On Tuesday (Jan 31), Idris was quoted saying the murder was motivated by jealousy, and did not involve security issues in Sabah.

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Murder , Police , Tawau , Nurima Juli , Nurman Bakaratu


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