In a recent development, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced on Sep. 18, 2023, that two Singapore Police Force (SPF) officers have been charged with the misappropriation of funds acquired from individuals under investigation.
Mohamed Bin Mohamed Jalil and Mohamad Danial Bin Mohamad Nazali, the two officers in question, have been interdicted from duty while receiving half-pay during the ongoing investigation.
The allegations against Mohamed and Danial stem from their alleged misappropriation of funds collected from individuals who were subjects of investigations. Both officers were accused of carrying out these unlawful acts while on official police duties.
The alleged incidents
Mohamed Bin Mohamed Jalil
Mohamed Bin Mohamed Jalil is alleged to have misappropriated restitution funds collected from an accused person over a period of four years, spanning from 2013 to 2017.
These misappropriations took place while he was investigating a case under his charge in 2012. His arrest occurred on Jul. 13, 2020, and he was subsequently interdicted from duty three days later on Jul. 16.
Mohamad Danial Bin Mohamad Nazali
Similar allegations were made against Mohamad Danial Bin Mohamad Nazali. He is accused of misappropriating restitution funds collected from accused individuals and proceeds of crime that had been seized.
Furthermore, Danial allegedly forged acknowledgment receipts on multiple occasions to create the appearance that the restitution processes were being followed diligently.
His arrest took place on Oct. 17, 2020, and he, too, was interdicted from duty three days later.
In a shocking revelation, it was discovered that Danial had also allegedly been moonlighting as a taxi driver while still being interdicted.
Additionally, he allegedly evaded parking charges on multiple occasions between Nov. 3, 2021, and Feb. 18, 2022.
Interdiction with Half-Pay
In response to a question posed by Progress Singapore Party (PSP) Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Hazel Poa, the Ministry of Home Affairs revealed that both Mohamed and Danial have been interdicted on half-pay during the course of the investigation.
The ministry also provided information that investigations into these two officers began on the day of their respective arrests, specifically, Jul. 13, 2020, and Oct. 17, 2020.