Two passengers who were arrested for killing their Grab driver last month were charged on Monday, 10 June, at the mobile Magistrate’s Court near Kota Kinabalu
Filipino national Arsit Indanan, 20, and local man Amru Al Asy Japri, 24, both of whom are car wash workers were arrested on 27 May for robbing and murdering Mohammad Hanafiee Jaffar. The driver's remains were found at a bush in Kampung Shahbandar, Tuaran.
They were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the death penalty upon conviction
While the Filipino national was not represented, Amru’s lawyer Dominic Chew had requested the court to refer his client to the mental hospital at Bukit Padang to establish whether he would able to give a plea
Magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun said that the court would consider the request if Amru's lawyer could provide proof of his client's appointment card at the hospital.