Nigel Skea Wiki – Nigel Skea Bio
Nigel Skea, a Briton, has been sentenced to two weeks in prison and a S$1000 fine ($753; £539) for breaking Singapore’s quarantine rules by leaving his hotel room to visit his fiancée.
Skea walked up an emergency staircase to spend the night with Agatha Maghesh Eyamalai, 39, in September. The couple is now married.
He is 52 years old.
Nigel Skea Jailed
A Briton who breached his stay-home notice (SHN) and sneaked out of his room at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore to meet his then-fiancee was sentenced on Friday (Feb 26) to two weeks’ jail and a fine of $1,000.
Nigel Skea, 52, had left his room on the 14th story to meet Agatha Maghesh Eyamalai, who was staying in a room on the 27th story of the same hotel.
She was not serving an SHN at the time.
The 39-year-old Singaporean woman was sentenced on Friday to one week’s jail after pleading guilty to an offense under the Infectious Diseases Act. They were married here last November.
Skea had on Feb 15 admitted to an offense under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act and another under the Infectious Diseases Act.
He was issued with an SHN after arriving at Changi Airport on Sept 20 last year.
Singapore requires people to spend 14 days in a hotel upon arrival.
Earlier this month, Skea had pleaded guilty to one charge of contravening a control order and one failing to wear a face mask.
Court documents said Skea had left his quarantine room at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore Hotel three times to visit Eyamalai, who had booked a room in the same hotel despite living in Singapore.
Eyamalai admitted a single charge of conspiring to contravene a control order.
The court heard Skea walked up 13 flights of stairs to spend the night with Eyamalai, who opened an emergency exit door for him. They spent nine hours together.
Skea, from Southampton, had also been caught “loitering in the corridor” twice, according to the charges.
Nigel Skea didn’t react when the judge read out his sentence. His wife, however, let out a gasp when she heard she would spend one week in prison for abetting his crime.
The judge dismissed a number of previous cases that the defense cited, saying that Skea exposed hotel staff to risk with his actions.
She said it didn’t matter that he stayed on the hotel premises even in the breach, he intentionally chose to breach his quarantine order from the moment he arrived at the hotel by texting his fiancée at the time.