Sheng Siong kidnap case: Suspect taken to two crime scenes

Sheng Siong kidnap case: Suspect taken to two crime scenes

SINGAPORE- One of the two suspects in the Sheng Siong kidnap case revisited two crime scenes yesterday afternoon to assist in police investigations.

Lee Sze Yong, 41, arrived at Sembawang Park in a silver van at about 4.45pm. Escorted by about six officers from the Criminal Investigation Department, Lee spent about half an hour pointing out various specific locations related to the crime.

These locations included a forested area with bamboo trees off Cyprus Road, a parking space in Carpark 2, as well as a tree behind a pavilion close to the same carpark - where Lee and fellow suspect Heng Chen Boon, 50, had allegedly asked for the ransom money to be dropped off.

Lee was also taken to nearby Jalan Selimang to identify more locations related to the case.

Meanwhile, the officers accompanying him marked these spots with arrow signs and took photographs of them.

Dressed in a red polo shirt and navy three-quarter pants, Lee appeared sullen and kept his head down most of the time. At one point, he broke into tears.

This high-profile kidnap case is Singapore's first since 2003. The mother of Sheng Siong supermarket chain's chief executive Lim Hock Chee was abducted after a morning trip to a market in Hougang on Jan 8.

Madam Ng Lye Poh, 79, was released about 15 hours later, after a $2 million ransom was dropped off.

Lee and Heng were arrested soon after and the ransom was recovered. They are in remand and have been charged under the Kidnapping Act. If convicted, they face the death penalty or life imprisonment.

Lee also faces caning if not given the death sentence.

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