An immigration officer was arrested on Sunday afternoon over a Facebook post he allegedly wrote, claiming he would donate HK$10,000 to any organization for each murder of a police officer.
Chu’s arrest came one day after a 38 year-old man was arrested in Wan Chai on Saturday, on suspicion of encouraging others to take part the clashes in Mong Kok on social media.
Chu was arrested around 6.00pm in Yuen Long area on suspicion of ‘misleading officers by false information’ and ‘accessing a computer with criminal or dishonest intent’, only hours after he called the police claiming his Facebook account was hacked by outlaws.
Initial investigation found that the relevant address posted on his Facebook account was made by Chu himself, instead of hackers.
Source close to the matter said the immigration officer first claimed to his colleagues and police officers that he was the victim of the incident, when the Facebook post was found out by web users.
The Immigration Department said it had no comment on the matter, as the case was still under investigation.
The alleged Facebook post accused police of using excessive force during Occupy Central and accused police commander Franklin Chu King-wai’s of interfering in the decisions of Independent Police Complaints Council.
Police warned that most clauses of the law used to prevent crimes in the real world also applied to internet world, and residents should not test the law.