Geylang stabbing: Man charged with murder

Geylang stabbing: Man charged with murder
Yaacob Mohamed Yatim (left) is accused of killing Mr Abdul Rashid Mohd Nenggal on Sunday night. The two men reportedly came to blows over Mr Rashid’s former girlfriend.

A 55-year-old man was charged yesterday with the murder in Geylang on Sunday night.

Yaacob Mohamed Yatim is accused of killing Mr Abdul Rashid Mohd Nenggal, 48, at about 9pm that night.

The victim was found on the pavement alongside a slip road leading to Guillemard Road from Sims Way. Yaacob is believed to have stabbed Mr Rashid in the back at a coffee shop between Lorong 6 and Lorong 8.

According to earlier reports, the two had known each other and came to blows over Mr Rashid's former girlfriend.

The accused is said to have run away, while the victim staggered to the slip road about 10m away and collapsed. Police found him lying motionless and bleeding there.

Mr Rashid was pronounced dead an hour later at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Yaacob will be remanded for a week to assist the police with their investigations, and will be taken back to the scene to re-enact the crime.

If convicted of murder, he could face the death penalty.

The case will be mentioned in court again on May 13.


This article was first published on May 07, 2015.
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