DEATH FOR IMMIGRATION DUO
Found guilty for murder of illegal immigrant
THE families and colleagues of two Perlis Immigration officers broke into tears at the High Court here when the duo were sentenced to death for murdering an immigrant in 2014.
They were waiting anxiously in the public gallery and were seen weeping the moment judicial commissioner Abu Bakar Katar passed down the sentence in a retrial in connection with the murder of a Bangladeshi man.
However, the officers, Mohd Aminnudin Mohd Yasin and Zuhairul Effendy Zualkafli, both 35, did not show any reaction when the sentence was read out.
Abu Bakar said the court found that the defence failed to raise any reasonable doubt against the prosecution’s case.
He said the court had studied the evidence presented by the prosecution and the defence before deciding on the guilty verdict.
The duo were separately charged with murdering illegal immigrant Abu Bakar Siddiqe at the pantry of the state Immigration headquarters, between 10pm and 11pm on Oct 29, 2014.
Deputy public prosecutor Badius Zaman Ahmad prosecuted, while lawyer Rahamatullah Baharudeen represented both the accused.
In October 2015, the High Court here acquitted the duo of the murder, but a retrial was ordered following an appeal by the prosecution.
The two Perlis Immigration officers (left) being led to the High Court in Kangar yesterday.