A 41-year old unemployed man, Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, was sentenced on 18 March 2015 to 10 years’ imprisonment for multiple offences including house trespass (2 years), drug consumption (8 years) and causing hurt with a dangerous weapon (18 months to be run concurrently).
On September 2014, the accused pleaded guilty to having trespassed into the home of 41-year old Yun Yew Lee and causing hurt to an acquaintance by cutting his forearm and lower back with a chopper and a mini samurai sword with a 32-cm long blade.
In spite of a previously cordial relationship with the victim, Abdul Rahman had felt offended because of the victim’s unpaid debt and he decided to take the chopper and sword to the victim’s home to confront him.
After the accused trespassed into the victim’s house, he slashed the victim’s left forearm and lower back when the victim tried to escape.
The accused had also earlier failed to attend Court in November 2014 when he was scheduled to be sentenced and he was only found in his home after a Warrant of Arrest was issued.
He faced enhanced punishment for his offence involving the unauthorised consumption of morphine because he had been previously been sentenced in 2002 to nine years’ of Preventive Detention for drug-related offences.
More information on the case may be found here.