TWO MEN INVESTIGATED FOR LODGING FALSE REPORT

The Police are investigating two men, aged 25 and 35, who are believed to have lodged a false report.

On 11 August 2020 at about 6.25pm, the Police received a call for assistance at Blk 227A Sumang Lane where the 25-year-old man had claimed that his friend, a 35-year-old man, was allegedly a victim of high-rise littering and was injured by a glass bottle.

During the course of investigations, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division detected several inconsistencies in the two men’s accounts. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man’s injuries were believed to be self-inflicted and the two men had allegedly conspired to provide false information to the Police.

Investigations against the two men are ongoing. The offence of giving any information which he or she knows to be false to a public servant carries an imprisonment term of up to one year, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

The Police would like to remind members of the public that police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating into false reports or false information. Those who lodge false police reports or provide false information will face serious consequences under the law.

 

Source: Singapore Police Force