Drug Abusers Dumped Friend’s Body At Staircase Landing

He died suddenly while in the company of two friends.

But the friends did not alert the authorities about his death as they were both wanted by the Central Narcotics Bureau.

Instead, Karim Arshad, 42, and Juwita Mohd Yusof, 36, unceremoniously dumped Mr Ramdan Ishak’s body at a staircase landing between the sixth and seventh storeys of Block 4, Dover Road.

That was June 3.

Yesterday, Karim was jailed for eight years and four months and ordered to receive six strokes of the cane yesterday after pleading guilty to one count each of drug consumption and dishonestly misappropriating Mr Ramdan’s property.

Juwita pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to report for a urine test and one count of misappropriating Mr Ramdan’s property. She will be sentenced on Oct 30.

On June 2, Mr Ramdan, 37, Juwita and Karim went to Block 4, Dover Road, to console their friend, Madam Ratnawati Samad, 38, whose husband had been arrested for drug activities.

They decided to stay overnight in her flat. In the wee hours of the next morning, Mr Ramdan went to the bathroom and remained inside for a long time.

When Karim went to check on him, he was sitting on a toilet bowl, seemingly asleep. He appeared weak when Karim tried to wake him up.

As Karim was helping Mr Ramdan out of the bathroom, he spotted a syringe in the back pocket of his friend’s trousers.

He asked Mr Ramdan about it but the latter did not reply. Karim threw the syringe away.

In the morning, they woke to find Mr Ramdan was not breathing.

Before carrying the body to the staircase landing, they helped themselves to Mr Ramdan’s personal belongings.


Source: www.tnp.sg

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