Sofi Jikan, whose real name is Mohamad Shoffi Jikan, yesterday pleaded not guilty at the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court to using tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in cannabis.
The 48-year-old actor, who is known for his role in the hit movie ‘KL Gangster’, claimed trial when the charge was read to him in front of Magistrate Nurulhuda Zakariya.
Sofi was accused of ingesting THC at the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters narcotics department office at 11.15pm on Feb 6.
He was charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which provides for a jail term of up to two years or fine of up to RM5,000, if convicted.
The court granted an RM3,000 bail with one surety and fixed March 14 for mention.
Deputy public prosecutor Natasha Chin Le Jy prosecuted while Datuk Haniff Hassan represented Sofi.
Last Friday, Sofi was released on police bail after being remanded for three days following a police report lodged by fellow actor Datuk Farid Kamil, who had claimed that three artistes had spiked his drink, leading to his outburst at the Kota Damansara police station on Jan 11.
Police also called in a nasyid singer named in Farid’s report to give his statement.
Farid is currently out on bail after he was charged with assaulting a policeman and a member of the public at a police station in Kota Damansara.