The Police are investigating a 39-year-old man who is believed to have lodged a false report.

On 4 March 2017 at about 2.41 pm, the man lodged a police report, alleging that he was assaulted by 2 unlicensed moneylenders. He claimed that one of them punched him on his chest.

Officers from Ang Mo Kio Division conducted immediate probes and detected several inconsistencies during the course of investigations. It was eventually established that the man had provided false information to the Police and was not a victim of the alleged offence.

Investigations against the man are ongoing. Anyone convicted of giving any information which he knows to be false to a public servant shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or a fine which may extend to $5000, or with both.

The Police would like to remind 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 be dealt with under the law.

Source: Singapore Police Force