LIBERIAN FOOT­BALLER FINED OVER CAR PLATES

Selangor striker dis­played false plates on his BMW 325i

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SHANTI GUNARATNAM PE­TAL­ING JAYA news@nst.com.my

SELANGOR Cup Su­per League’s Liberian striker, Fran­cis Forkey Doe was yes­ter­day fined RM6,000, in de­fault of six months’ jail, by the mag­is­trate’s court for dis­play­ing false num­ber plates on his ve­hi­cle.

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to dis­play­ing the false plates on his BMW 325i at a park­ing lot in front of Restau­rant Alfa Maju, Jalan Puteri 1/6, Ban­dar Puteri Pu­chong, near here at 4am on May 5.

The player, who was un­rep­re­sented, told the court that he was sorry for his ac­tions and apol­o­gised a few times to mag­is­trate Atiqah Abd Karim @ Hu­saini.

“I am sorry for my mis­take. I am a pro­fes­sional foot­ball player, who plays foot­ball to en­ter­tain peo­ple.

“Please be le­nient in your judg­ment,” said Doe, who won the 2012 Malaysian Su­per League Golden Boot with 15 goals.

When Doe walked into the court, those present kept look­ing at him, in­clud­ing court staff, who recog­nised the foot­baller.

Deputy public pros­e­cu­tor Abu Ar­sal­naa Zainal Abidin, in re­quest­ing the court to im­pose a de­ter­rent sen­tence on Doe, said cloning of cars was a ram­pant crime.

“Imagine the trauma which the per­son who is the reg­is­tered owner of the car un­der­goes when his car is cloned.”

ZULFADHLI ZULK­I­FLI PIC BY

Selangor team striker Fran­cis Forkey Doe at the Pe­tal­ing Jaya mag­is­trate’s court yes­ter­day.

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