District councilor Ben Ho granted bail for knife intimidation case

Hong Kong | 22 Jul 2021 3:11 pm

Yuen Long district councilor Ben Ho Wai-pan was granted cash bail for his intimidation case, after he posted a photo of a military knife on social media last March.

The case has been adjourned to September 16.

Ho posted a photo of a military knife on social media on March 21, 2020, saying he would raid gambling activities near the neighbor in Yuen Long after receiving reports from the residents.

He added he has all kinds of tools including sticks, saws and the military knife he posted on social media. He also said he had not decided which one he will bring alone with.

Ho appeared in Tuen Mun Magistrates' Court this morning. He faces a count of intimidation with intent ad is yet to take a plea, pending further legal advice.

Ho was granted a HK$1,000 cash bail. He must not leave Hong Kong and must hand out all travel documents within 24 hours.

He needs to report to Tin Shui Wai Police Station every Saturday as well.

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