Pinhole camera found in NTU toilet, police investigating

The device was found in a handicapped toilet at the basement 1 level of the building shared by NTU's School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences.
The device was found in a handicapped toilet at the basement 1 level of the building shared by NTU's School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO READER

SINGAPORE - A pinhole camera was found in a handicapped toilet in Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

The camera was supposedly hidden inside a plastic hook that was mounted on the side of the door facing the toilet bowl, Lianhe Wanbao said in a report on Friday (March 2).

The police told The Straits Times that they received "a call for assistance on a case of insulting the modesty of women in Nanyang Drive" at 5.03pm on Thursday.

ST understands that the camera was found by a female printing service contractor.

There was an SD card, a card which stores memory, in the camera, but it is unclear whether there were any videos or pictures inside.

A spokesman for NTU told ST that "a suspected pinhole camera was found inside a handicapped toilet at basement 1 of the Humanities & Social Sciences building on Thursday afternoon".

"The police were called and the device was immediately removed and taken away as part of police investigations," said the spokesman.

 

He added that the university has also stepped up security patrols in the area.

A cleaner at the school told Wanbao that a woman rushed up to him on Thursday saying that someone had installed a pinhole camera in the toilet.


The device was found in a handicapped toilet at the basement 1 level of the building shared by NTU's School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
 

She reportedly said that she spotted a hook on the door of the toilet, which had not been there before.

She noticed that the hook, which had an air freshener pack hanging on it, was placed in a relatively low position, just above the air vents on the door.

The woman, who was not named, told Wanbao that the hook was positioned at the same level as the toilet bowl.

She felt that it was unusual, and after checking, asked for someone to call the police.

Ms Amanda Yang, 21, who is in her second year studying English at NTU's School of Humanities, told ST that she saw a video uploaded on Instagram by her friend showing the police investigating the case at the school on Thursday.

"The handicapped toilet is used pretty frequently by the girls, because there are only four stalls in the ladies' toilet, so I guess we are all rather worried at the moment," she said.

Police investigations are ongoing.