Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Petrol Can Found at Victim’s House

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A witness in the murder trial of Cradle Fund chief executive officer (CEO) Nazrin Hassan told the High Court today that he had seen a petrol can in a white plastic box in the compound of his employer’s home.

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

“I started work with Encik (Mr) 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 for car washing that were in the box,” he said when questioned by Selangor prosecution director Datuk Salim Soib@Hamid  whether he had seen the aluminium petrol container in his former employer’s house.

Muhammad Nabil told the court while he was working with Nazrin, he had never used the can.

“I washed the car using a small pail, cloth and car shampoo that was kept in the (plastic) box, although Encik Nazrin did tell me that if I need to wash the car, I can find the necessary things in the box where Edree (Nazrin’s previous driver) had kept it.

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

He also told the court that the last time he saw Nazrin was on June 13, 2018 before his employer was found dead in a fire at the residence.

Nazrin’s widow, Samirah Muzaffar, 45, a former senior executive at the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, and two boys, 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 11.30 pm on June 13, 2018 and 4 am the following day.

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


Earlier reports:

July 14, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Defence Disagrees with Analysis by JBPM

Jul 13, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Samirah Never Claimed Life Insurance Following Nazrin’s Death

Jul 9, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Nazrin’s Body Had Heat-Induced Marks

Jul 9: Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Nazrin Suspected Ex-Wife Involved in Burglary at His House

Jul 6, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Wife Did Not Deem It Necessary to Inform Family Regarding Nazrin’s Death

Jul 3, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Nazrin’s Sister Disagrees Siblings Were Not Close

Jun 29, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Evidence Room Used Only for Nazrin Case Exhibits

Jun 26, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: No SOP, No Records Made at Temporary Evidence Room

Jun 12, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Death Cert Details Prompted Request for Exhumation

Jun 9, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Hole in CEO’s Head Aroused Sister’s Suspicions

May 22, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Blackberry Phone Did Not Explode

May 15, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Three Fire Origins Detected at Burnt Home

Feb 15, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Sibling Aware of Death Threat Against Nazrin

Dec 31, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Widow Refused to Allow Insurance to Pay Deceased’s Debts

Dec 28, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Brother Gets Info on Post-Mortem from Health DG

Dec 27, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Blog Allegedly Penned by Nazrin About Brother

Dec 24, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Witness Never Heard of Fire from Exploding BlackBerry

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Nov 29, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Another Witness Accused of Lying

Nov 15, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Heated Exchange Between Witness and Lawyer Shafee

Nov 8, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Nazrin’s Body Not Typical of Fire Victim

Oct 3, Fireman: Cradle Fund CEO Had Holes on Head, Fireworks Found in Victim’s Room

Oct 3, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Samirah’s Son Filed Police Report of Cops Lying to Him

Oct 2, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Fireman Says Widow Didn’t Seem Sad at His Death

Sept 28, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Cop Saw Head and Face Injuries on Deceased

Sept 20, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Public Entered House After Fire

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Sept 13, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Guard Tried to Break Down Bedroom Door

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