Man, 55, charged with Geylang murder; remanded for investigation

Yaacob Mohamed Yatim was charged on Wednesday with murder. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN
Yaacob Mohamed Yatim was charged on Wednesday with murder. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN

SINGAPORE - A 55-year-old man was charged on Wednesday with murder.

Yaacob Mohamed Yatim allegedly caused the death of Mr Abdul Rashid Mohd Nenggal, 48, at about 9.09pm on Sunday at the pavement alongside a slip road leading to Guillemard Road from Sims Way.

He is believed to have stabbed Mr Rashid in the back at a coffee shop between Lorong 6 and Lorong 8, following a dispute over Mr Rashid's former girlfriend.

Mr Rashid died an hour later at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Yaacob will be remanded for further investigations.

If convicted of murder, he could be hanged.

The case will be mentioned again on May 13.