The Police are investigating a 26-year-old man for providing false information to a public servant.

On 16 January 2019, officers from Jurong Police Division were patrolling along Choa Chu Kang Crescent when they spotted the 26-year-old man riding a motorcycle with a male pillion. Upon seeing the Police, the pillion immediately dismounted the motorcycle and fled.

During the course of interview, the 26-year-old man told the officers that he did not know the male pillion and that the latter had earlier allegedly leapt on his motorcycle and instructed him to ride off, while pointing a sharp object to his back.

Acting on the information given by the man, officers carried out probes and viewed footages from police cameras. The officers detected inconsistencies in the man's account and subsequently established that he had given false information to the police officers. Preliminary investigation revealed that the man had intentionally concealed his association with the male pillion.

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