Man who allegedly hired hitman charged with conspiracy to commit murder

Allen Vincent Hui Kim Seng was accused of hiring a hitman to commit murder. (Photo: Wan Ting Koh/Yahoo News Singapore)

A man who allegedly hired a hitman to murder another individual was slapped with a fresh charge in court on Friday (25 May).

Singaporean Allen Vincent Hui Kim Seng, 46, is accused of conspiring with unknown persons known as “Camorra Hitmen” to murder Tan Han Shen, 30, between 5 May and 13 May this year. Yahoo News Singapore understands that Tan is still alive.

Court documents did not reveal the relationship between the two men or how the alleged offence was discovered.

Hui was first charged with one count of criminal intimidation on 19 May. He had allegedly transmitted a text message to a 30-year-old woman, Ng Woan Man, that read: “And he better don’t be there else I will kill him”, with intent to cause grievous hurt to Tan. The relationship between Ng and Hui was not disclosed in court.

Hui, whose wife was present in court, is represented by lawyer T M Sinnadurai. Hui will be remanded for three weeks for a psychiatric evaluation and will return to court on 18 June.

If convicted of criminal intimidation with intent to cause death or grievous hurt, Hui faces up to seven years in jail or more. If convicted of being part of a conspiracy to commit murder, he faces capital punishment.

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