MAN WHO CALLED PASTOR’S FAMILY TO DEMAND RANSOM ARRESTED
A man, who called the family demanding a ransom, was arrested yesterday
AFTER many weeks of praying and worrying, the family of abducted Pastor Raymond Koh has some renewed hope.
This follows the arrest of a man early yesterday, after he called the family to demand a ransom.
A relative, who declined to be named, said the family now hoped there would be more leads to shed some light on the case.
“We are happy there has been an arrest and hope that it will lead police to more leads in the case.
“This has given us a glimmer of hope,” the relative told the New
Koh’s friend and fellow pastor, Yee Siew Meng, of City Discipleship Presbyterian Church in Subang, called for all to continue praying for his safe return.
Selangor police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat said yesterday police had arrested a 32year-old suspect in an operation at 3.30am after he was said to have contacted Raymond’s family to demand a sum of money the day before.
“Police have acquired a fourday remand order against the man from the Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court to facilitate investigations into the case under Section 365 of the Penal Code for abduction, and Section 385 of the same code for extortion,” he said in a statement.
Samah said investigation was ongoing, and urged the public not to indulge in any speculation.
However, he did not mention whether police had managed to ascertain Raymond’s fate following his abduction on Feb 13.
Sources said investigators were still working to get more leads into the case, including to ascertain whether the man’s claims that he was one of those who abducted Koh was true.
It was reported that Koh, 62, was abducted by a group of men while driving in the Kelana Jaya area.