Going to Singapore Pools is a part of most Singaporeans’ daily routine, especially the elderly. But death definitely isn’t part of that routine.
Unfortunately for this 80-year-old man, a scuffle at Singapore Pools led to a fall and subsequent death.
Here’s what happened.
Argument Led To Death
73-year-old Ho Ah Wah went to the Singapore Pools outlet in Marine Parade Central’s Fairprice on 8 May to buy betting tickets.
There, he encountered the victim, 80-year-old Cheong Hua Kwee.
The pair was not on good terms and started arguing in the outlet. Although it is unknown what sparked the fight, Ho ended up shoving Cheong.
This led to Cheong falling to the ground and hitting his head. The Singapore Civil Defence Force arrived at 11:25am and sent Cheong to Singapore General Hospital.
Cheong subsequently died in the hospital. It is unknown whether he had any family left.
Arrested, Currently Under 2 Charges
Ho was arrested and charged in court on 9 May, with one count of a rash act causing death, and one count of voluntarily causing hurt.
If found guilty of committing a rash act causing death, Ho may be jailed for up to five years, fined, or both.
If convicted for voluntarily causing hurt, he could be jailed for up to three years, fined up to $5,000, or both.
He has since been released on bail for $15,000, and will be addressed again in court on 23 June.
Reader Bao: Wah, did he win the $15,000 from a betting ticket?
According to 8world’s findings through an Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority search, Ho operated Hua Hua Eating House, a coffee shop at 81 Marine Parade Central.
Fairprice is currently assisting the police with investigations.
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