SINGAPORE- Police officers Staff Sergeant Noor Ramdan and Sergeant Mohammad Nazri have been commended for rejecting a bribe from drunk man who had refused to alight from a taxi.
Last Friday, at 4.30am, both officers found the man, who seemed drunk, sleeping inside the cab at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1. When the officers engaged the passenger, he suddenly turned rowdy and insulted the officers with indecent hand gestures, said the Singapore Police Force in a Facebook post on Monday.
The man refused to heed officers' advice despite repeated warnings and was eventually placed under arrest for Disorderly behaviour and for insulting Public Servants.
The post said that while the man was escorted to the police station, he offered to introduce the officers paid sexual services, and gratification 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 post added.
The man has been charged in court on Monday 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.
If found guilty, he may be fined up to $5000 or jailed up to 1 year.
The case for attempting to bribe the police officers has been referred to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) for further investigation.