JOHOR BARU – A 15-year-old Singaporean pleaded not guilty in the magistrate’s court, here, today to a charge of impersonating as the Johor Sultan’s grandson at a garment shop in Plaza Angsana, Tampoi, near here, in August.
The teenager was arrested on Aug 6 at 4.30pm at the outlet for allegedly committing the offence.
The proceeding before magistrate Salina Omar was held behind closed doors as the accused is a juvenile.
When met after the proceedings, DPP Muhammad Syafiq Mohd Ghazali said the accused pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out to him before the magistrate.
He said the accused was allowed bail of RM4,000 in two sureties and the court set Jan 5, 2017 for case mention.
Meanwhile, the teenager’s counsel Muhammad Ashraff Mohd Diah said his client was the third child among five siblings and was schooling in Singapore.
The accused faces a jail term or a fine, or both, if found guilty.