Totogo incident suspect discharged from CWM Hospital, admitted at St.Giles Hospital
Investigations to continue when suspect is medically cleared

Totogo incident suspect discharged from CWM Hospital, admitted at St.Giles Hospital

Investigations to continue when suspect is medically cleared

By Mosese Raqio
Friday 22/09/2023
Acting Commissioner of Police Juki Fong Chew

The 33-year-old self-employed man who allegedly threw a bottle containing fuel into the Totogo Police Station early yesterday morning has been discharged from the CWM Hospital and is now admitted at the St.Giles Hospital.

He is undergoing psychiatric assessment and treatment.

Acting Commissioner of Police Juki Fong Chew says the suspect does have a history of mental illness.

The Acting Commissioner is therefore pleading with members of the public to stop sharing his photo and vilifying him on social media.

He reiterates that this was an isolated incident and that the security and criminal landscape is manageable and that the Police are committed to keeping our communities safe.

Chew has asked members of the public to please allow the investigation to take its course as necessary and appropriate charges will be determined upon the completion of the investigation.

He says Police will be providing updates when developments come to an end.

Chew says when the suspect is medically cleared, he will be brought back into police custody.

The Acting Commissioner also addressed concerns raised about the actions of the police on their inability to quickly diffuse yesterday's situation.

He says different situations require different responses and he has reassured the public that officers have been reminded that the responses adopted must be aligned to best policing practices.

Chew says the regional police commanders in the five policing divisions have been tasked to relook and review their respective response units and that all officers under their command are to undergo a refresher training.

He says with this incident, it has brought to light the need to quickly review the Police's current response practices as an attack on any policy institution is an attack on security.

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