A 32-year-old woman who allegedly went topless in Jalan Petaling here recently was released from the Kajang Prison after bail was posted and taken by relatives to the Sungai Buloh hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
Persana Avril Sollunda had previously been warded in a psychiatric hospital in Kota Kinabalu. Yesterday, doctors at the hospital advised her family to have her admitted to the psychiatric ward. She was warded at around 5.30pm.
Earlier in the day, magistrate Siti Radziah Kamaruddin allowed Sollunda to be freed on bail of RM7,000. She imposed 2 more conditions – that the accused surrender her passport to the court and report to the nearest police station once every fortnight. The Sabahan was also ordered not to leave the peninsula.
Sollunda’s brother Michael posted bail.
The accused, dressed in a long black coat, a short skirt and boots, was guided through the crowd of journalists by her brother and appeared to be confused and unwell. “No, no, no. Don’t do that, don’t do that,” she said after photographers took pictures of her.
Asked how she was doing after her week-long detention, she said, “It has been a hectic time.”
Sollunda delivered a slew of unintelligible answers when speaking to reporters. “It will create a war between another country… the queen of England is here to have a discussion with the Permaisuri Agung,” she said.
Watch the video from The Star Online below:
Sollunda, a spa employee and part-time model, was charged in a magistrate’s court on 28th April with stripping in public after failing to settle her bill at a chicken rice shop. She was not allowed bail then as no guarantor was present.
Sollunda was charged with committing a lewd act in public after a video of a woman with her shirt and bra removed went viral on social media.
The charge was read out yesterday but Sollunda maintained her plea of not guilty.
Earlier, deputy public prosecutor N. Joy Jothi urged the court to impose a RM10,000 bail in 2 sureties on the grounds that she might leave the peninsula. However, her lawyer Muhammad Nor Izzat Nordin appealed to reduce the bail to RM1,000 as it was a minor offence.
The court fixed 29th May for re-mention.
Source: The Star Online.