Court told of petrol can at Cradle Fund CEO’s house

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  • Saturday, 25 Jul 2020

SHAH ALAM: The driver of Cradle Fund chief executive officer (CEO) Nazrin Hassan told the High Court hearing of his boss’s murder case that he had seen a petrol can in a white plastic box in the compound of the deceased’s home.

Muhammad Nabil Faqih, 28, said he saw the petrol can a few days after starting work as Nazrin’s personal driver.

“I started work with Encik Nazrin on April 23, 2018, until June 13, 2018, and had seen the petrol can in the (white plastic) box that was placed behind a vase in the house compound three or four days after I started work.

“I saw the can when I wanted to take some items to wash the car that were in the box,” he said when asked by Selangor prosecution director Datuk Salim Soib@Hamid on whether he had seen the aluminium petrol container in his former employer’s house.

Muhammad Nabil, who is the 28th witness in the trial, told the court that while he was working with Nazrin, he had never used the can.

“I washed the car using a small pail, a piece of cloth and car shampoo that were kept in the (plastic) box.

“Encik Nazrin had told me before me that if I had to wash the car, I could find the necessary things in the box where Edree (Nazrin’s previous driver) had kept it,” he said.

“I only opened the white plastic box to get the things to wash the car.”

He also told the court that the last time he saw Nazrin was on June 13, 2018, just before his employer was found dead after a fire at the latter’s home.

Nazrin’s widow, Samirah Muzaffar, 45, a former senior executive at the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, and two teenagers, aged 17 and 14, as well as an Indonesian woman, Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large, were charged with murdering Nazrin at a house in Mutiara Damansara, between 11.30pm on June 13, 2018, and 4am the following day.

The hearing before judge Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman continues on Sept 11. — Bernama

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