2 men arrested for fighting and attempting to bribe police officers

2 men arrested for fighting and attempting to bribe police officers
VSC Corporal Jeremy Koh, SC/Sergeant Allan Tay

Police arrested two men on Sunday for fighting, and one of them tried to bribe the police officers with cigarettes while being questioned.

Get the full story from The Straits Times.

Here is the press release from the Singapore Police Force:

Police officers reject bribery attempt

Police have arrested two men, aged 40 and 44, for an offence of Affray on 31 August at about 4.40pm and the latter for also attempting to bribe two Police Officers.

Police responded to a case of fighting in the vicinity of Kim Chuan Road. The officers, Voluntary Special Constable (VSC) Corporal Jeremy Koh and Special Constable (SC) Sergeant Allan Tay, spotted both suspects and proceeded to interview them.

During the interview, the 44-year-old suspect attempted to bribe the officers by offering them two unopened packets of cigarettes. The bribe was flatly rejected by the officers. The 44-year-old suspect was then placed under arrest for the offences of affray and attempting to bribe the Police Officers, while the other suspect was arrested for Affray.

Both suspects will be charged in Court on 2 September 2014 for Affray under Section 267B of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which is punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or a fine which may extend to $5,000, or with both. The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) will also be investigating the 44-year-old suspect for attempting to bribe the Police Officers.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Lian Ghim Hua, Commander of Ang Mo Kio Police Division, commended both officers for their integrity in rejecting the bribe. He added, "Their act is a testament to the high level of integrity in the Singapore Police Force."

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