AN alleged victim in a raid on Whitehead detention centre said yesterday he was prepared to go to jail for refusing to answer a defence counsel question. Prosecution witness Tong Cong Sau was being cross-examined by defence counsel Paul Tse Tak-yan in Sha Tin Court at the trial of two Correctional Services Department officers. Yue Ka-fai, 22, and Wong Sze-fai, 23, denied a joint charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm on Nguyen Van Hieu. Wong also pleaded not guilty to common assault on Tong during the removal of Vietnamese boat people from Whitehead on April 7. When Mr Tse put a question relating to the distance between Tong and Wong when they first met, Tong refused to answer. Magistrate Colin Mackintosh adjourned the case for 10 minutes but Tong still refused to reply to Mr Tse's question when it resumed. The case was adjourned again for an hour. Mr Mackintosh told Tong it was possible to send him to jail for contempt of court if he refused to answer the question. Tong said he was prepared to go to prison, and later said he did not feel well. The case continues.