Man who claimed lost IC used in sham marriage arrested

SINGAPORE - A 26-year-old man, believed to have lied to the police about losing his identity card, has been arrested.

Mohamad Norizuan Shazali had filed a report on February 10, claiming that another person had used his lost identity card to register a civil marriage with a female foreigner on August 7, 2012.

In a statement released on Thursday night, police said that the suspect is believed to have provide false information to police regarding the loss of his identify card. Attempts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful as he had stopped returning home and left his job.

According to an article published in The New Paper on February 12, Mr Norizuan had gone to Registry of Muslim Marriages (ROMM) on February 10 to tie the knot with his fiancee, Miss Sharafana Mohamad Shariff, 19.

They were told at the ROMM that they could not get their marriage solemnised as the groom was already married.

Records showed that a man with his name and identity card had married an Indian national in 2012.

He was arrested on Wednesday night for a separate case of criminal breach of trust.

Mr Norizuan will face court on Friday on the charges of criminal breach of trust. If convicted, he could be jailed for up to seven years, fined, or both.

Police investigations into the charge of providing false information are on-going. If charged and convicted, he could face up to one year in prison and may be fined up to $5,000, or both.

 

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