KUALA LUMPUR – A single mother who abducted a wheel-chair bound woman at a hospital car park and then robbed the victim of her jewellery was sentenced to a total of eight years imprisonment for the offences by the Sessions Court here today.
Judge Shamsudin Abdullah handed down the sentence on Aminah Sulaiman, 26, who is employed, after she changed her plea to guilty today, which was fixed for the first day of her trial.
She was sentenced to five years’ jail for robbery and three years for abduction, to be served concurrently from the date of her arrest, which was Sept 11, 2017.
On the robbery charge, Aminah was charged under Section 394 of the Penal Code with voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery on a person with disability (OKU), Zaiton Beevi Mohamad Anwar, 62, who lost a pair of gold earrings, two gold bangles and a gold necklace in the incident.
The law provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and is liable to fine or whipping, upon conviction.
Aminah, who has two children, was also charged with kidnapping Zaiton Beevi at the 3rd floor car park of Klinik Pakar Harian Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), Jalan Pahang here at 1.30 pm on Sept 11 last year.
In mitigation, Aminah, represented by lawyer Latheefa Koya, said she had two young children, a father, who is a OKU, and a mother, who is a housewife, to take care off.
“She committed the offences because she was desperate and having financial problems,” said Latheefa.
Deputy public prosecutor Nurakmal Farhan Aziz prosecuted.
According to the facts of the case, Zaiton Beevi was brought to the hospital by her husband and after the treatment, he had left her at the waiting area in front of the hospital to get her medication at the pharmacy unit.
It was then that Aminah approached Zaiton Beevi and pushed the woman, who was on a wheel-chair, to the third flood of the car park and then into a Proton Wira car before leaving the hospital ground.
In the car, Aminah ripped the woman of her jewellery, causing the senior citizen to suffer soft tissue injury.
After robbing Zaiton Beevi of her jewellery, Aminah left the woman at a bus stop at Jalan Seputeh, Brickfields, before she was found by the police on the same day. – BERNAMA