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Man jailed 3 months for attempting to bribe SCDF officer

A businessman has been sentenced to three months' jail for attempting to bribe a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer in his attempt to flee a traffic accident scene.

SINGAPORE: A businessman has been sentenced to three months' jail for attempting to bribe a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer in his attempt to flee a traffic accident scene.

50-year-old Goh Choon Hee, a director of East Home Maintenance Service, was involved in a traffic accident with a taxi at the junction of Upper Serangoon Road and Hougang Ave 2 on 20 June last year.

He tried to flee the scene in his car but was stopped by an SCDF firefighter, Sergeant Samuel Anandaraj Anthonyraj, who witnessed the accident and was rendering assistance.

Sgt Samuel asked Goh to step out of his car, and the businessman then tried to offer S$1,000 to the firefighter.

On Tuesday, the prosecution urged the court to impose a three-month sentence.

This was after Goh pleaded guilty to the charge.

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