Swift Arrest Of Eight For Murder At Orchard Towers
The Police have arrested six men and two women, aged between 22 and 27, in connection with a case of murder at Orchard Towers on 2 July 2019.
On 2 July 2019 at 6.25am, the Police received a call for assistance at Orchard Towers. Upon arrival, the Police found a 31-year-old man lying motionless at the said location. The man was conveyed unconscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and was subsequently pronounced dead at 7.25am.
Through investigations and ground enquiries, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Tanglin Police Division and Woodlands Police Division established the identities of the suspects and arrested them within 12 hours.
Four men and one woman, aged between 22 and 27, will be charged in court on 4 July 2019 for murder with common intention under Section 302(1) read with Section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries the death penalty. Investigations against the remaining suspects are ongoing.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation and Intelligence) concurrent Director CID Florence Chua said, I would like to commend all the officers who had worked tirelessly and selflessly to solve this case within 12 hours. Our officers displayed perseverance and tenacity in their investigations and intelligence probes, which coupled with the extensive ground work, have resulted in the swift arrest of the suspects. The Police are committed to keep Singapore safe and we will spare no effort to track down offenders to ensure that they are brought swiftly to justice and face the full brunt of the law.
Source: Singapore Police Force