A VIDEO of a man apparently handcuffed and sitting on the ground has gone viral. The clip was also accompanied with a text message, claiming the man was arrested for attempting to abduct a pupil from a primary school in Pitas, Sabah. Did this really happen?
Kota Marudu OCPD Supt Zairolnizal Ishak said the man captured in the 23-second clip was actually detained for trespassing into a private property at Kampung Marak Parak on Aug 11.
“We confirm that what was viralled over WhatsApp is not true at all,” he said in a statement on Monday (Aug 15).
He said the case was still under investigation, adding the suspect has been remanded under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
“The police would like to advise the people not to spread the video, as it was untrue and can cause public alarm,” Supt Zairolnizal said.