Published: Friday March 22, 2013 MYT 6:46:00 PM
Cabbie gets 22 years’ jail, 10 strokes for robbing four women
PETALING JAYA: A taxi driver on Friday was sentenced to a total of 22 years jail and 10 strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here after he pleaded guilty to robbing four women, last January.
Judge Abu Bakar Manat handed Rosli Yusoff, 43, five years and two strokes for two of the robberies and six years and two strokes for the other two.
Rosli and an accomplice, Azizi Jaafar, 36, had been charged with robbing Wan Sharina Ahmad Tewfik Khalidi, 36, of RM2,000 in the accused's taxi in front of Center Point Bandar Utama, Persiaran Bandar Utama, Selangor, at 9pm on Jan 21.
The duo were also charged with robbing R Intan Halimah R Mohd Jaafar, 34, of a handphone in the same taxi, nearby Pangsapuri Carlina, Jalan Sepah Puteri 5/1, Kota Damansara, at 8.48am on Jan 26.
Jaya Azizi, however, only pleaded guilty to the Jan 21 offence and was sentenced to three years jail and three strokes of the rotan with the jail term to run from the date of his arrest on March 3.
The court allowed him bail at RM7,000 in one surety on the other charge and set April 26 for mention.
The taxi driver had also robbed valuables among others a gold bracelet from Rafiah A Majid, 48, nearby Pangsapuri Carmila, Jalan Sepah Puteri 5/12, Kota Damansara, at 8.55pm on Jan 30.
His crime spree ended after he robbed Nurashikin Mat Taib, 25, of RM500 and other valuables by the road side nearby Sunway Opal Damansara, Jalan PJU 3/27, Kota Damansara, here at 8.30pm on Jan 31.
All the charges were framed under Section 392 of the Penal Code whereby they were liable to be jailed up to 14 years and fined or whipped.
Deputy public prosecutors Zhafran Rahim Hamzah and Irna Julieza Maaras handled the prosecution while both accused were not represented. - Bernama