3 men charged for hurting, verbal abuse against SCDF paramedics

Hamza Mohamed Ibrahim is due to appear in court again on April 3.
Hamza Mohamed Ibrahim is due to appear in court again on April 3.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - Three men were charged on Tuesday (Mar 27) in separate cases of hurting and verbal abuse against paramedics from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

Singaporean Hamza Mohamed Ibrahim, 50, was charged on two counts. He allegedly used criminal force and abusive language on paramedic Mohammad Ika Khairuz'zaman Mohammad Shah on Dec 18 last year at Fragrance Hotel in Wishart Road.

He allegedly pushed the paramedic on his chest once, uttered words including a Malay vulgarity several times, and also told him "I can kill you".

He is out on bail of $5,000 and is due to appear in court again on April 3.

Indonesian Adi Wijaya, 31, was charged on one count of using criminal force on a public servant. Wijaya is accused of kicking paramedic Ridzwan bin Rahmad once on his right thigh at a taxi stand in Clarke Quay on Sept 30 last year.

He is out on bail of $3,000 and will return to court on April 3.

For using criminal force on a public servant, both men face up to four years in jail or a fine, or both.

Another Singaporean Lee Boon Chong, 47, was charged on one count of voluntarily causing hurt to a public servant. He is accused of hitting SCDF paramedic Whitney Luo Lilian in the neck.

He is now in remand at the Institute of Mental Health and will be back in court on April 10. He faces up to a maximum of seven years in jail, a fine, caning, or a combination of the three penalties.