A 22-year-old male suspect was arrested for attempting to bribe four police officers who detained him for an offence of criminal trespass.
On 9 February 2014 at about 3.40 am, Police were alerted to a case of trespass where the suspect was found in the premises of a factory in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 1 by security officers while on patrol. Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division soon arrived. However, upon the officers’ arrival, the suspect was uncooperative, shouting and gesticulating with his hands. Despite several warnings, the suspect remained uncooperative and necessary force was used to make the arrest.
While the suspect was being guided into the police car, he offered all his money to the 4 officers at scene if they were to let him go. The bribery attempt was flatly rejected by the officers, who proceeded to escort the suspect back to Ang Mo Kio Police Divisional Headquarters. The 4 officers are Staff Sergeant Muhammad Taufiq, Sergeant Gordon Yeo, Sergeant Muhammad Qayyum and Sergeant Ramzi of Ang Mo Kio South Neighbourhood Police Centre.
Investigations against the suspect for an offence of Criminal Trespass, are ongoing. Any person convicted for the offence of Criminal Trespass under Section 447 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, shall be liable to an imprisonment term which may extend to 3 months, or with a fine which may extend to $3,000, or with both. The Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau (CPIB) is also investigating the suspect for attempting to bribe the police officers.
Assistant Commissioner Keok Tong San, Commander of Ang Mo Kio Police Division, commended the officers for their integrity in rejecting the bribes. He added, “Their act is a testament to the high level of integrity in the Singapore Police Force.”
Names of officers in order from left to right, Sgt Muhammad Ramzi Bin Ramlan, Sgt Yeo Xin Le Gordon, SSgt Muhammad Taufiq Bin Rosli, Sgt Muhammad Qayyum Bin Ramli.
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