A local man was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for the offence of impersonating a government employee. The case was investigated under Section 419 of the Penal Code, Chapter 22 which is punishment for cheating by impersonation.

Based on investigations, the Royal Brunei Police Force received a complaint by a victim who was approached by a man who said he was an employee of the Internal Security Department on the 23rd of November 2018. The accused known as Tuan Ariffin received more than 4 thousand dollars from the victim for the purpose of helping the victim's child to be released from prison. Results of the investigation carried out, the police have successfully traced the suspect's whereabouts on the 21st of December 2018. The suspect, 41 year old Khairol Ariffin Haji Altadin, is unemployed. The accused is incarcerated at Maraburong Prison as of yesterday.

Source: Radio Television Brunei