St James murder case: Man jailed 18 months for harbouring suspect

St James murder case: Man jailed 18 months for harbouring suspect

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-03 12:10

He rallied his fellow gang members to attack a man outside St James Power Station, which ended in the victim’s death, and later harboured one of the alleged killers in his godmother’s HDB flat. For his actions, 28-year-old Muhammad Hisham Hassan was jailed 18 months on Tuesday (2 January) after pleading guilty to one charge of harbouring an offender. 

Another charge of abetting others to voluntarily cause hurt was taken into consideration. The court heard that Hisham was part of a secret society known as Sio Kun Tong. On 12 March 2017, Hisham’s friend, 27-year-old waiter Shawalludin Sa’adon, got into an argument with 35-year-old Satheesh Kumar Manogaran, a patron at Postbar, which located within the St James Power Station compound.

Feeling aggrieved, Shawalludin told Hisham that he was going to get into a fight and asked Hisham to help his rally gang members. Hisham sent out a message to the Sio Kun Tong members informing them about the impending clash.

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