Body in trolley bag case: Accused jailed for three years

Businessman Teo Boon Leng who concealed the body of his lover in a trolley bag and disposed of it near Keppel Bay Drive was jailed for three years on Friday. District Judge Chay Yuen Fatt backdated the 45-year-old's sentence to April 16, 2011 which means Teo may be released soon.

Teo, then executive director of SCA Creative Group, had admitted to six charges. Eight others were taken into consideration during his sentencing. Teo was originally charged with murder but was given a discharge which had the effect of an acquittal earlier this year. Teo's six proceeded charges included allowing his premises to be used for drug-taking, dishonestly misappropriating Mr Wong's mobile phone, impersonating Mr Wong and failing to report a reportable death.

The court heard that Teo met the deceased, Mr Dylan Wong Teck Siong, 28, during an online chat on Feb 10, 2011. Teo then invited him to his rented apartment at Keppel Bay Drive, where Mr Wong met Teo and Pee Weai Hong, 33, for the first time. The trio then engaged in sexual activities. Teo and Pee had been in a relationship since 2004.

Mr Wong subsequently stayed in the apartment several times a week. He had also been offered a job by Teo at SCA. On April 3, Teo told Pee that Mr Wong had "tripped" from a drug overdose. Teo said he had found Mr Wong lying face down the previous day, and that his body "felt cold".

Teo told Pee that he did not want the matter reported to the police, and Pee did not ask Teo any more questions about Mr Wong as he was afraid of being implicated. Pee had been given two weeks' jail for failing to report Mr Wong's death.

In their mitigation plea, Teo's counsel conveyed Teo's apologies to the deceased's family and assured them he had not meant any malice towards him.