Victim forgives thief after he stole phone for his son’s online schooling

A cellphone theft sufferer in Bali has dropped costs towards the perpetrator after studying in regards to the latter’s dire financial circumstances that led him to the crime.

Yesterday, the Badung District Legal professional Workplace introduced to the press the conclusion of the felony case. The workplace stated that on April 14, the sufferer, 28-year-old Muhammad Ferry Kusuma, met with the cellphone thief, 38-year-old hen farm worker Abi Achmad, to simply accept his apology.

Ferry selected forgiveness upon studying that Abi had stolen his cellphone and shipped it to his hometown of Lombok, East Nusa Tenggara (NTB) as his son, who’s in highschool, wanted a tool for his on-line schooling.

“The sufferer accepted the apology as a result of the stolen cellphone was not bought, but it surely was for his son’s education,” stated I Gede Gatot Hariawan, who heads the Basic Crimes Division on the Bandung DA Workplace.

Abi is ready to be launched from police custody within the subsequent few days. He broke down in tears of gratitude to Ferry and his spouse after they agreed to drop the costs towards him.

The theft occurred on November 30, 2021. That day, Abi stopped by Ferry’s meals stall in Mengwitani, Badung to purchase a drink. As an alternative, he discovered the unattended cellphone, price IDR3 million (US$208), and pocketed it earlier than driving away.

Abi was ultimately tracked down and arrested in February 2022. He was charged with theft beneath the Legal Code (KUHP), which is punishable by as much as 5 years in jail.

Abi has solely managed to pay again a part of the cellphone’s worth to Ferry, however the sufferer has agreed to let the matter relaxation.

“From the underside of my coronary heart, I’ve forgiven him. I ask that he doesn’t do it once more. If we are able to’t present, it’s greatest to let our youngsters know,” Ferry stated.

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