A 20-year-old Singaporean man has been arrested by the Singapore Police Force in connection with the murder of a 38-year-old man at Punggol Field Road which happened last Sunday (10 May).
According to the Police, the man was identified on 16 May 2020 at 2.45am following round-the-clock investigations, extensive ground enquiries and expansive review of CCTV footage and subsequently arrested.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is not known to the victim and is believed to have acted alone. Police investigations are continuing.
The Police shared that it will work with the prosecution to seek a court order for the man to be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for psychiatric evaluation.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation & Intelligence) concurrent Director CID Florence Chua said, “I would like to commend all the officers who had worked tirelessly to solve this case. Our officers displayed perseverance and tenacity in their investigations, leaving no stone unturned as they pursued all available leads. The solving of this case also reaffirms the close partnership between the Police and the community, and the important role that the public plays in fighting crime. The Police are committed to keep Singapore safe and we will spare no effort to track down criminals to ensure that they are swiftly brought to justice and dealt with severely in accordance with the law.”