NUS sex scandal: Law prof now claims he was ‘coerced into confession’
Posted by temasektimes on September 25, 2012
The sensational NUS sex scandal involving a Law professor and his student now takes another twist with the accused Tey Tsun Hang now claiming that his confession statements made to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) were purportedly made under duress.
Tey, a former district judge, faces six corruption charges for allegedly showing favour to his former student, Ms Darinne Ko Wen Hui, between May and July 2010 in exchange for sex.
His lawyers argued in High Court yesterday that he was not in the ‘right’ state of mind to give a statement as he was rushed to Alexandra Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department within 12 hours of his arrest by the CPIB and was diagnosed with Acute Stress Disorder and Altered Mental Status.
Tey , who was prescribed with psychoactive drugs, was then said to have been ordered back to the CPIB, dressed in hospital patient overalls, to record the first of his two confessions on the day of his discharge.
They added that “false confessions” were extracted from the day Tey was discharged from the hospital right through the last interrogation session.
This is not the first time a suspect claimed that his/her confession was extracted under duress by the law enforcers. Not too long ago, a Malay man was acquitted of a murder charge after it emerged that he was forced to admit to the crime by the Investigating Officer when he was not even at the scene. He was on the death row for six years.