A 29-year-old man, residing in Kampung Pasir Gajah, Kemaman, resorted to filing a false police report after depleting most of his earnings. The fabricated report, made at the Pasir Gajah Police Station, alleged a robbery that occurred earlier in the evening.
According to Superintendent Hanyan Ramlan, the Kemaman District Police Chief, the suspect claimed to have been robbed by two individuals riding a Y150ZR motorcycle on the Ibok-Paman Road around 4:20 PM. The alleged robbers, dressed in black jackets and full-face helmets, purportedly threatened him with a knife.
The fabricated losses included RM1,500 in cash, a chain, and a gold pendant valued at RM700. However, as the investigation progressed, the suspect eventually admitted that the robbery had not taken place. He confessed to concocting the false report due to exhausting his salary, rendering him unable to provide financial support for his wife's expenses.
Moreover, it was revealed that the gold chain he claimed was stolen had actually been pawned at a local gold shop and remained unredeemed.
Further inquiry disclosed the suspect's prior involvement in three drug-related cases. He is currently in custody, pending further investigation.
Whatever to get away with providing for the wife, ay?
Source: Harian Metro