Duo face death over murder of Grab driver

Arsit Indanan (left) and Amru Al Asy Japri. (Facebook pic)

KOTA KINABALU: Two men including a Filipino were charged at the Magistrate’s Court in Tuaran yesterday with the murder of a Grab driver last month.

Amru Al Asy Japri, 24, and Filipino Arsit Indanan, 20, were charged at the mobile court in Tuaran before magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun.

They were accused of murdering Mohammad Hanafiee Jaffar, 27, in a Proton Saga FLX car at a roadside at Jalan Marabahai in Tuaran, between 4am and 5am on May 25.

Arsit and Amru were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the death penalty upon conviction.

No plea was recorded from the duo, and the court set July 11 for re-mention of the case in Tuaran.

The court also ordered that they be further remanded as there was no provision for bail under the charge.

Amru’s counsel Dominic Chew earlier asked the court to refer his client to the mental hospital at Bukit Padang for a check-up to establish whether he was able to give a plea.

Chew said Amru had previously sought treatment at the psychiatry hospital.

Jessica said the court would consider the request if Chew could provide proof of Amru’s appointment card at the hospital.

Arsit was not represented.