SINGAPORE — A man who allegedly tried to bribe a traffic police officer with a total of $55 over two occasions was charged in court on Wednesday (16 February).
Krishna Rao Narisama Naidoo, 34, was handed two counts under the Prevention of Corruption Act for offering bribes to a police officer attached to the Traffic Police Division on 21 November last year.
According to his charge sheets, the Malaysian was in the vicinity of the Pioneer Road roundabout off Ayer Rajah Expressway at around 11.40pm, when he allegedly offered a bribe of $5 in cash to the police officer as an inducement so that the officer would not investigate into a traffic incident.
At about 11.56pm, Krishna allegedly offered another $50 to the same police officer, in an attempt to have the officer refrain from investigating into the same incident.
According to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), the police officer did not accept any of the bribes and the case was referred to the bureau.
In court, Krishna claimed that he was unconscious at the point of the incident. No plea was taken.
His case will return to court on 2 March.
A person convicted of a corruption offence can be jailed up to five years, and/or fined up to $100,000.
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