Mechanic arrested for fake rape and murder FB post
MIRI: Police arrested a mechanic on Wednesday for posting a fake claim that a woman had been raped and murdered here.
Miri police chief ACP Khoo Leng Huat confirmed the arrest.
“The 23-year- old suspect from Long Atip, Akah, Baram has been apprehended on Feb 15 at 11.30pm, after he posted the fake case via his Facebook account ‘ ODY Brito Chica’ on Miri Community and Miri Community II page with the caption ‘Raped and murdered … area Mcd Krokop’,” Khoo said in a statement.
“It did not happen in Miri and it is fake news that went viral after the suspect posted it on social media,” said Khoo.
Police also seized the suspect’s mobile phone to assist with the investigation under the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
“This is a warning to everyone not to spread false information,” added Khoo.
The posting included a photo purportedly of the naked victim lying in the middle of a road.