Suspect in Malaysian pastor's abduction nabbed

Malaysian police have arrested a suspect in the case of missing pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo (pictured).
Malaysian police have arrested a suspect in the case of missing pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo (pictured). PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police on Thursday (March 9) arrested a suspect in the case of missing pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat said in a statement that the 32-year-old man was nabbed at around 3am on Thursday in Ampang, Selangor, in connection with the abduction.

"The suspect contacted the victim's family a day before his arrest and asked for a ransom for the pastor's release," he said.

 

The suspect has been remanded for four days to assist investigations.

Mr Koh was abducted from his car by a group of men in Jalan SS4B/10, Petaling Jaya, on Feb 13.

CCTV footage, believed to be of the incident, shows at least 15 men and three black SUVs involved in the abduction.