Boyfriend Bolts With Duped Girlfriends Bike


A cruel “boyfriend” duped a 42-year-old Penebel, Tabanan, woman into believing they were in a relationship and stole her motorbike, which he took to East Java.

The case came to light last week after Faris Abdul Ghofur, 32, was arrested in Banyuwangi with the bike, a Yamaha Mio. The woman he duped, seamstress Ni Ketut Suweci, reported the theft to police after Ghofur dumped her at a petrol station in Gilimanuk.

Police say he apparently courted Suweci only to get his hands on the motorbike.

According to witnesses interviewed by police they initially met through mobile phone text messages and then in person, when despite her fears because she knew Ghofur was married with three children she began to date him and the relationship became sexual.

But last Saturday Ghofur suggested they go on her motorbike to Gilimanuk to look for souvenirs. He asked Suweci for the bike’s registration papers, saying it would be easier if he had them if they ran into a police check.

When they arrived at Gilimanuk about 11am they stopped at the petrol station and Ghofur asked Suweci to get off the bike because he had to go and speak to his employers.

Ghofur then left on the bike and an hour later boarded a ferry to Ketapang, the port of Banyuwangi. Suweci, by this time suspicious and uneasy, sought assistance from a local shopkeeper and reported the missing bike and boyfriend to police at the port office.

Ghofur was detained when he disembarked from his ferry at Ketapang. Jembrana Police said this week the case was under investigation but there was no firm indication that a crime had been committed.

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