A Deputy Superintendent Of Police Charged For Arranging For Someone To Take The Rap

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Deputy Superintendent Of Police Charged For Arranging For Someone To Take The Rap


          The accused, Choo Yew Beng was a Deputy Superintendent of Police at the time of the offence.

2        In 2008, the Bureau conducted an investigation on one Leung Man Kwan (“Leung”) for allegedly accepting a payment of $1,000 from one Tay Su Ann Evangeline (“Tay”) in return for assuming criminal liability on the latter’s behalf in relation to a traffic offence.

3        Investigations revealed that at around 10:06 p.m. on 22 January 2008, Tay beat a red traffic light at the junction of Lornie Road and Sime Road. After Tay committed the traffic offence, she approached the accused to find someone to take the rap on her behalf. The accused then approached Leung to ask her if she was willing to take the rap for a traffic offence committed by a friend of his, in return for a sum of $1,000 for taking the rap. As Leung was facing financial difficulty then, she agreed. In mid-February 2008, Leung’s particulars were submitted to the Traffic Police, and Tay transferred a sum of $1,000 to the accused’s bank account. The accused subsequently transferred the $1,000 to Leung’s bank account.

4        The accused will appear in court on 11 December 2009 for abetting Tay in the offence of intentionally perverting the course of justice by arranging for Leung to assume criminal liability for the traffic offence that Tay had committed, an offence punishable under Section 204A of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 read with Section 109 of the same Act. 

Last updated: 12 Feb 2016