A Nigerian man, who is believed to have flung his step-grandson from the third floor of a Setapak apartment here, killing him, was slapped with six charges at his hospital bed last Friday, including for murder and sexually assaulting his step-daughter.
All of the charges against Ibekwe Emeka Augustine, 42, was read in English in the presence of Sessions Court Judge Emelia Kaswati Mohamad Khalid and Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Sharizzat Amadan at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital in proceedings which took 30 minutes.
The accused has been warded for injuries sustained after he had jumped from the third floor of the apartment.
Augustine was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code with the murder of his four-year-old step-grandson at a Danau Villa Apartment unit in Setapak, here between 7.45 am and 8.15 am on Nov 29, which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
However, no plea was recorded for this charge as murder cases come under the jurisdiction of the High Court.
Augustine then pleaded not guilty under section 377CA of the Penal Code with sexually assaulting his 25-year-old step-daughter at the same place, date and time, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years’ jail and whipping upon conviction.
He also pleaded guilty under Section 309 of the Penal Code to a charge of attempted suicide, which is punishable with a jail term of up to a year or a fine, and also under Section 307 with attempting to murder his seven-year-old son at the same place, date and time, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years’ jail and also a fine upon conviction.
Augustine also pleaded guilty under Section 325 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 326A, to voluntarily causing hurt to his 48-year-old wife at the same place, date and time, and if found guilty can be punished with a prison term not exceeding seven years and a fine.
He also pleaded not guilty under Section 15(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 with self-administering Tetra Hydrocannibol (THC) and Morphine drugs, which carries a maximum sentence of two years’ jail or a fine of up to RM5,000, and police supervision for three years upon conviction.
Bail was not allowed and the court fixed Jan 11 for remention of two charges and also for sentencing for the four he had pleaded guilty to.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency