Main suspects in Sosilawati murder lodge police report


KUALA LUMPUR: The prime suspect and his younger brother who are under police custody since Sept 11, for their alleged link with the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others, lodged police reports at the Teluk Panglima Garang police station on Monday.

The 41-year-old ‘Datuk’ and his 38-year-old brother lodged their reports at about 5pm, over alleged denial of rights for legal representation and visit by their family members.

The lawyer brothers who are currently under the custody of the Selangor police since last Saturday, had stated that their initial appeal for legal representation was denied while under custody of the Kuala Lumpur police.

In the report they had also stated that while in police custody at the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters for nearly three weeks, they were forced to sign a document even though they had refused. They also alleged ‘severe pressure and torture’ due to continuous questioning by police officers.

In the report, they had also stated that they wanted to meet their counsel before the expiry date of their remand order tomorrow.

In a related development, counsel Ravi Neeko urged the police to charge the suspects including his clients if they have ‘overwhelming’ evidence as claimed by police.

“They should charge them if they have evidence or release them on police bail and we will ensure they are available if they are needed for further investigation,” added Ravi.

Sosilawati, 47, her driver, Kamaruddin Shamsuddin, 44, CIMB Kampung Baru branch bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, and her personal lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abd Karim, 32, were reported missing since Aug 30, after going to Banting for a land deal. — Bernama

On Sept 13, Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin confirmed that the four victims were beaten to death before their bodies were burnt and the ashes scattered into a river near Ladang Gadong, Tanjung Sepat, Selangor.

He also confirmed police had arrested six others believed to be workers of the lawyers, in connection with the murders.— Bernama