Nightclub deejay pleads not guilty to obstructing cops on duty

MELAKA: A 26-year-old nightclub deejay claimed trial at a Magistrate's Court in Ayer Keroh here to to a charge of obstructing police officers from carrying out their duties.

The plea of the accused, Ngo Wei Kian, was recorded before Magistrate Khairunnisak Hassni on Monday (June 24).

In his plea, Ngo told the court, through his lawyer Cassian Anthony, that he was the one allegedly assaulted by four policemen on the day of the incident on Friday (June 21).

Based on the charge sheet, Ngo had obstructed the police officers from performing their duties as public servants by speeding off in a car to evade arrest after being instructed to stop by Insp Mohamad Asyraf Mohamad Mokhtar.

The incident allegedly occurred at around 1.20am at Tengkera in the Melaka Tengah district on June 21.

The charge was framed under Section 186 of the Penal Code, which carries a penalty of up to two years of imprisonment, or a fine of up to RM10,000, or both, upon conviction.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Wardah Isshar prosecuted.

Anthony told the court that his client was sitting as a passenger in a car driven by his elder brother before the vehicle was stopped at a police roadblock and a summonses issued to the driver.

He said Ngo alighted from the car to inquire about the summonses before being allegedly assaulted by the policemen, and leaving him requiring medical treatment.

Anthony also told the court that his client would be filing a separate report on the incident to the police's Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS).

The court later granted bail of RM2,500 with one surety and set July 24 as the next mention date.

Ngo was also represented by lawyers Kent Tan Chow Teng and Francis Augustine.

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