A 73 year old woman was handcuffed and sent to Changi Women’s Prison this morning for remand after she showed up at an Ang Mo Kio South Neighborhood Police Post (NPP) to report a lost pawn shop ticket.
According to her daughter, who wrote to newspapers, her mother was arrested on charges of failing to appear for a court hearing on a town council related matter in 2015.
After she was sent to the State Courts to face her charges, she was transferred to Changi Women’s Prison.
The experience tramautized the old lady, who was only able to contact her family after the whole ordeal after a Changi Women’s Prison staff contacted them. The old lady had forgotten the contact details of all her relatives.
The only consolation was that the elderly woman had been remanded in a medical ward, which allowed her to receive her daily medicines.
The daughter of the elderly woman, Madam Gertrude Simon, is now calling for the Singapore police to review its arrest procedures involving the elderly.