Man hit wife's alleged lover with metal rod

Man hit wife's alleged lover with metal rod

A man who hit his young wife's alleged lover with a metal rod was sent to jail yesterday for causing hurt by dangerous means and a host of other offences.

Lee Ai Kok, 50, also admitted to several other charges such as theft and repeat drink driving.

His total sentence came up to five months and six weeks, plus a $7,200 fine. The man, who worked as a driver, will also be banned from driving for five years after his release from prison.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nicole Evangeline Poh said Lee called 25-year-old Roy Owyong Shi Hao to meet him at the void deck of Block 10, Jalan Kukoh in the early hours of Sept 18 last year. Suspecting Mr Owyong of having an affair with his 26-year-old wife, Lee had said he wanted to talk to him.

When Mr Owyong arrived, Lee confronted him about the relationship with Ms Zhang Yi, who worked in a KTV pub. The dispute led to them fighting. When Mr Owyong fell onto a grass patch, Lee grabbed a rusty metal rod and hit him on the forehead and right forearm. He also used the rod to poke the victim in his abdomen.

He stopped when he realised that Mr Owyong was bleeding.

The victim had a 2cm-long cut on the forehead and a 4cm-long abrasion over the abdomen.

The court also heard how Lee had stolen a cellphone and CashCard from a spa owner in Bishan Street 11 on Nov 25, 2013, and a handbag with $500 cash and other items from a performer at a pub on Jan 11 last year.

He was also convicted of driving a taxi without a Class 3 licence or a vocational licence on Jan 23, 2013, as well as drink driving on April 5 last year.

This article was first published on Feb 13, 2015.
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