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E-Hailing Driver Arrested for Molest claims that his e-hailing identification account has been used by a friend


E-hailing driver arrested after allegedly molesting 23-year-old passenger

NATION


Tuesday, 29 Oct 20191:41 PM MYT

By STEPHANIE LEE





KOTA KINABALU: A woman was allegedly molested by her e-hailing driver in front of a hotel in Putatan near here on Sunday (Oct 27).

The suspect, in his 40s, was nabbed less than 24 hours after the 23-year-old victim lodged a report at about 10.05pm on Sunday.


Penampang OCPD Deputy Supt Mohd Haris Ibrahim said prior to the alleged incident, the victim had used the e-hailing service to get a ride home at about 4.48pm.

“The victim said after she got into the car, the driver asked her to show him the way to her house, but when they reached the turn-off, the driver sped off, ” he said.


He lied to the victim, saying he wanted to use another route and check out the Putatan area as he seldom drove there.

DSP Haris said the victim did not suspect anything amiss and waited for him to finish his route check.

However, she got scared when the driver stopped in front of a hotel and invited her to enter for a rest.

The victim claimed that the suspect touched her thighs and arms without her consent.

“She managed to run away from the man after that, ” DSP Haris said.

Following the incident, a photo showing the police report was circulated via social media platforms, including Facebook, with many users calling for anyone with information of the said driver to track him down and inform the authorities.

The suspect surrendered himself to the police not long after the report was lodged and is now being remanded to facilitate investigations.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/10/29/e-hailing-driver-arrested-after-allegedly-molesting-23-year-old-passenger#VW7XTAcMLqyIlZAw.99

Man in alleged molest case lodges report


Thursday, 31 Oct 2019



KOTA KINABALU: A man, whose name and photo as per his e-hailing driver’s account is being circulated on social media following an alleged molest incident, has come forward to lodge a counter report.

The man claimed that his e-hailing identification account has been used by a friend for the past six months.


He lodged the report on Monday, a day after the victim filed a molest report.

In his report, the man claimed he was not involved in the alleged incident in front of a hotel in Putatan near here on Oct 27.


He also urged netizens to stop circulating the information as it was slanderous and affected him and his family.

Penampang OCPD Deputy Supt Mohd Haris Ibrahim said police were investigating the report.

In the incident, a 23-year-old wo-man alleged that she was molested by the e-hailing driver in his 40s at 4.48pm on her way home in Putatan.

She said before the incident, the driver had driven past the junction to her house as he claimed that he wanted to use another route.

He, however, stopped in front of a hotel before inviting her to go in for a rest and allegedly touched her thighs and arm.

The woman managed to flee and lodged a report.

After details of the alleged incident were circulated online, a man came forward to surrender to the police.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/10/31/man-in-alleged-molest-case-lodges-report#dJDtcek87qcXHTZw.99

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