SINGAPORE — A man previously accused of drugging a woman at a polyclinic in order to steal from her was on Thursday (10 October) slapped with two new charges for allegedly drugging two other individuals.
Oh Koon Shin, 58, was freshly accused of causing two individuals, Tng Kwee Huay and Ang Poh Choo, to take a stupefying drug, Zopiclone, for the purpose of stealing from them.
According to the charge sheets, Oh had caused Tng to take the drug at an open area in front of Block 318A Jurong East Avenue 1 in the morning of 31 August. The offence against Ang was allegedly committed at Queensway at about 9am on 6 September.
The prosecution told the court on Thursday that it will be obtaining a medical report pending the completion of investigations against Oh and sought an adjournment of four weeks. Oh will return to court on 7 November.
Oh had earlier been charged for allegedly using the same drug on a woman named Ng Phek Huay and then stealing $2,500 from her. This offence allegedly took place at Queenstown Polyclinic on the morning of 9 September.
He was also previously charged with stealing from Tng and Ang, as well as another person named Ong Kay Ee. Oh allegedly stole from Tng a pink wallet containing $2 in cash, a 22-karat gold bangle and house keys, worth a total of $812.49.
From Ang, he allegedly stole a necklace with jade adornments, two gold rings, $400 in cash, a Pioneer Generation EZ-link card, a pouch, a bunch of keys, a POSB ATM card and bank book and an OCBC Visa card. The total value of the Ang’s items was $400.
At about 11am on 9 July, he also allegedly stole of $1,000, 800 yuan (S$155) and jewellery worth $7,000 from Ong at a unit in Block 210 Boon Lay Place.
Oh’s case first came to prominence after a Facebook post linked to the Queenstown Polyclinic drugging incident was widely shared online. The post stated that the Facebook user’s grandmother had been in a daze after being drugged and had collapsed on the streets later. It was also alleged that the woman’s jewellery, house keys and identification card had been stolen.
If convicted for administering a stupefying substance to a person with the intent of committing a crime, Oh could be jailed up to 10 years and. While the offence carries caning as a punishment, Oh is not liable of this as he is above the age of 50.
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