Nigel Pang Yew Ming, 17, guilty plea was rejected after he said that he did not consent to ‘how to spread Wuhan virus’ caption.
He was accused of drinking juice from bottles before placing them back on the super market shelf NTUC FairPrice supermarket at 2 Bukit Batok West Avenue 7. The whole incident was filmed before posting it on instagram with the captions “how to spread Wuhan virus” .
Pang was in court with his mother to plead guilty to his actions, but insisted that he did not know about the caption. As a result, the judge rejected his plea as he said this formed an important part of the charge.
“I wish to add that actually I didn’t know that the caption ‘how to spread Wuhan’ was being uploaded to the video, because that wasn’t my intention of the video,” said Pang.
“I really did not know that the caption ‘how to spread Wuhan’ was being added until it went viral, then I realised it was being added,” said Pang, who was unrepresented.
The case has been adjourned till June.