Murder hunt team travels to Singapore

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 13 May, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 13 May, 1995, 12:00am

OFFICERS from the ICAC travelled to Singapore last night in the hunt for the killers of their vital witness Tommy Chui To-yan.

Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Assistant Director of Operations, Tony Godfrey, who led a six-man team to Singapore last month when Chui's decomposing body was discovered near Clifford Pier, will be accompanied on this second trip by a top government lawyer.

Crown prosecutor Kevin Zervos is believed to be looking at securing witness statements.

These will almost certainly relate to a number of ICAC prosecutions that are expected to flow from the murder investigation.

Investigators now believe Chui, 38, had his limbs padlocked before being forced into three garbage bags.

The ICAC trip to Singapore is linked to the hunt in China for four suspects.

Another man, Johnny Cheung Wai-ming, is under arrest in Beijing on suspicion of the murder.

Authorities have now revealed Chui - who was due to testify in an ICAC case involving an alleged $8.5 billion cigarette smuggling racket - was abducted after a stolen car smashed into his car in a car park.

A red Honda Accord hit Chui's black Porsche. Both cars were later dumped in another car park in Singapore's Chinatown.

Traces of blood were found in the Honda's boot.

Singapore police have a witness to the crash who has identified the driver from a photo-fit match.