Cops question datuk over assault on elderly man

Cops question datuk over assault on elderly man

KOTA KINABALU - Police have questioned a Datuk who was alleged to have been involved in an assault on an elderly man at the Lido commercial area.

The Datuk, who is also a native community association leader in Sabah, was later released on police bail after questioning when he turned himself in at the Karamunsing police headquarters soon after the incident on Sunday.

It was understood that during the 7am incident, the Datuk had acted aggressively towards the 62-year-old victim after he was told to move his BMW car, which was parked in the middle of the road and obstructing traffic.

The victim went back to his own car after the Datuk scolded him.

However, he was taken aback when the Datuk came over and opened his car door before kicking and punching him.

The victim also claimed that the Datuk waved his pistol at him before asking: "Do you know who I am?"

The victim sustained minor injuries to his nose and bruises to his arms and leg in the incident.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib confirmed receiving the report from the victim.

"The pistol has been seized. We will proceed with the investigations despite the victim having withdrawn his police report in the evening.

"The case will be referred to the Senior Federal Counsel," he added.

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