Bomoh gets eight months’ jail for cheating couple


KLANG: A bomoh has been jailed for eight months by the Magistrate’s Court here for cheating a nasi kukus (steamed rice) vendor and his wife of jewellery.

Mohd Izwan Ahmid, 34, was charged under Section 403 of the Penal Code for cheating the couple of 22 pieces of gold jewellery valued at RM22,910.

According to the facts of the case, the nasi kukus vendor had sought out the bomoh, who is popularly known as Tok Wan, via a phone call on Aug 21, after his wife started experiencing “mysterious” disturbances.

Mohd Izwan and his helper went to the vendor’s house in Rantau Panjang, Kapar the same day to treat the man’s wife.

While the treatment was ongoing, he asked for the jewellery owned by the family.

He told the couple he needed the jewellery to remove the “bad spell” that was on the gold ornaments that consisted of necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets.

The couple also paid Mohd Irwan in cash every time he conducted a healing session and parted with RM6,500 throughout the entire process.

Mohd Irwan visited the family again on Sept 21 and handed them a small bundle wrapped in a yellow cloth and told them that it contained their gold items.

They were advised to open the bundle after 10 days.

When they opened it, they were taken aback to find it did not contain their possessions but what appeared to be imitation jewellery.

During the proceedings, DPP Nur’ain Madihah Zulkifli urged the court to impose an appropriate sentence as the missing items had yet to be recovered.

Magistrate Sarulatha Paramavathar sentenced the accused to eight months’ imprisonment and ordered the sentence to begin from Oct 5, the date of his arrest.

Mohd Irwan, who was unrepresented, pleaded with the court to be lenient with him as he was jobless and had to support his wife and four children.

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