LIBERIAN FOOTBALLER FINED OVER CAR PLATES
Selangor striker displayed false plates on his BMW 325i
SHANTI GUNARATNAM PETALING JAYA email@example.com
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.”
Selangor team striker Francis Forkey Doe at the Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court yesterday.