A 39-year-old man from Seberang Perai, Penang was arrested earlier this week for lodging a false police report about a robbery
According to Bernama, Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid confirmed that the man was detained on Wednesday, 26 June to facilitate investigations.
The man, who worked as a counsellor, had claimed that he was robbed on Tuesday.
The counsellor had told the police that he was robbed of RM46,000 in total while he was walking to a shop on Jalan Besar Perai
The 39-year-old then claimed he was approached by two men on a motorcycle asking for his help, before one of them grabbed his laptop bag and fled the scene of the incident.
ACP Nik Ros added that the man claimed RM39,000 in cash for his wedding and RM7,000 worth of jewellery were kept in the laptop bag.
Upon investigation, the robbery was found to be false and the counsellor caved in after interrogation
Bernama reported that the man eventually admitted to making a false report as he was pressured by his fiancé's family to expedite the wedding but he did not have enough money to do so.
On top of that, he had hoped that the police report would be a good justification to postpone his wedding.
The counsellor is set to be charged in the Bukit Mertajam Magistrate's Court today under Section 182 of the Penal Code for making a false police report.