SINGAPORE - A 31-year-old man has been arrested for attempting to bribe two police officers. He will be charged in court on Monday.
The incident took place last Friday (July 10), at about 4.30am, when Staff Sergeant Noor Ramdan and Sergeant Mohammad Nazri from Ang Mo Kio Division responded to a case of a drunkard passenger who refused to alight from a taxi at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.
"Upon arrival, the officers found the man, who seemed to be intoxicated, sleeping inside the taxi. When the officers engaged the passenger, he suddenly turned rowdy and insulted the officers with indecent hand gestures. The man refused to heed officers' advice despite repeated warnings and was eventually placed under arrest for Disorderly behaviour and for insulting Public Servants," a news release late on Sunday said.
The attempt to bribe took place while on the way to the police station, when the man offered to introduce the officers to paid sexual services, and payment of $50 as inducements to let him go.
"The officers rejected the bribes immediately and the man was subsequently arrested for attempting to bribe police officers," the news release from the Singapore Police Force said.
On Monday, the man, who has not been named in the release, will be charged in court for the offence of Disorderly Behaviour under Section 20 of the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act and Using Indecent Behaviour towards Public Servants under Section 6(1) (a) of the Protection From Harassment Act, Chapter 256A.
He may be fined up to $5,000 or jailed up to one year upon conviction.
The case for attempting to bribe the police officers has been referred to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) for further investigation.