3 men charged with rioting after fight outside Orchard Towers
SINGAPORE — Three men aged between 22 and 30 were charged on Tuesday (Aug 16) with rioting outside Orchard Towers along Orchard Road in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
The Singaporean men were identified in court documents as:
- Abdul Hakim Jamil, 30
- Muhammad Yusri Ramlee, 26
- Muhammad Fikri Junaidi, 22
They are accused of being members of an unlawful assembly along with Muhammad Fadzli Junaidi, 34, and Muhammad Faiz Junaidi, 29, on Aug 14 around 5.10am.
Court documents stated that the group allegedly voluntarily caused hurt to Mizra Abdul Azman, 33, and Abdul Figo Abdul Haleem, 20. No further details were given.
Fadzli and Faiz were not charged in court on Tuesday.
The other three men are remanded at the Central Police Division for further investigations and will return to court on Aug 23. If convicted of rioting, they could be jailed for up to seven years and caned.
On Monday night, the police said in a news release that all the suspects involved in the fight that morning had fled the scene before police officers arrived.
Through follow-up investigations and with the help of images from police cameras and closed-circuit television footage, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Tanglin Police Division established the identities of Abdul Hakim, Yusri and Fikri and arrested them.
In a video posted on social media on Sunday afternoon, two separate street brawls could be seen taking place, one on Claymore Drive and the other on nearby Claymore Road.
Claymore Drive is a road located behind Orchard Towers — known for its bars and nightclubs.
In one of the altercations captured more clearly on camera, a group of more than seven men can be seen attacking a man in a black shirt. They are seen raining blows on him while at least two men are kicking the outnumbered man.
As members of the public look on, a separate fight is seen taking place on the road near a red car with more than 10 people punching and kicking a man in a light-coloured top.
The 14-second video posted by Facebook user Patrick Tan then ends abruptly.