The verdict in the case of the murder of Nazrin Hassan was set to be announced by the highest court. The high court has cleared his widowed wife Samirah Muzaffar and her two stepsons of the charges of murder against them. The charges had been brought against them by the prosecution.
At 2018, the Chief Executive Officer of Cradle was killed after a fire broke out in his home. It was initially thought that he had died in a fire that broke out on its own, but forensics discovered abnormal circumstances and wounds on his body, indicating that he had been murdered. Samirah Muzaffar, along with her two kids, was considered a key suspect in this case.
Where Is Samirah Muzaffar Today?
Four years ago, Samirah Muzaffar, along with two teenagers, is suspected of murdering her husband, Nazrin Hassan, who was the CEO of the Cradle Fund.
The three individuals are suspected of carrying out a murder on June 14, 2018, in a home located in Mutiara Damansara, Selangor, and then attempting to cover their tracks by setting fire to the home. On the other hand, each one of them entered a not guilty plea.
Although it was initially believed that he had passed away as a result of an explosion triggered by a cell phone, a second autopsy performed four months after the previous one revealed that the cause of his death was due to a blow to the head. In a similar fashion, the fire was started to cover up the murder that had taken place because of a number of suspicious events.
For example, the door to the victim’s bedroom was closed from the outside, giving the impression that someone was trying to trap him within. There was a lack of regularity in the burn patterns throughout the space. In addition, there were bags of pyrotechnics present in the room.
There was a possibility that the widow, along with the two teens, might be jailed if the prosecution was able to create a prima facie case against them. Today was the day that the High court was scheduled to hand down its decision on the case.
Samirah Muzaffar and two teenagers were charged with murdering Nazrin Hassan, the former CEO of Cradle Fund; nevertheless, the High Court acquitted all three of the defendants. According to Judge Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman, the court came to the conclusion that the prosecution was unable to develop a prima facie case against the defendants.
Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan Murder Update
Nazrin Hassan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cradle Fund. Cradle is a subsidiary of the Malaysian Finance Ministry that was established with the goal of fostering the growth of Malaysia’s startup ecosystem as well as Malaysian business owners. Both iMoney, a financial company, and Grab, a pioneer in the ride-hailing industry, received early funding from the government agency. Grab was formerly known as MyTeksi.
On June 14, 2018, the evening before the holiday of Hari Raya and the final day of the holy month of Ramadan, Nazrin Hassan was killed in a fire in his home. At that point in time, he was 45 years old. An explosion from a cell phone was at first suspected to have been the cause of death.
The High Court has exonerated Samirah Muzaffar, along with two juveniles, of the claim that they were responsible for the murder of Nazrin Hassan, who was the CEO of Cradle Fund at the time.
Similarly, on June 25, a forensic investigation revealed that markings consistent with gasoline had been found on his body, bed, and smartphone, which led to the investigation being reclassified as a possible murder case. In September, his wife, her former spouse, and several other members of his family were taken into custody.
During the time period in question, a great number of persons have been questioned, arrested, and afterwards released. However, the victim’s wife as well as two of the victim’s sons from a previous marriage are charged with his murder. In addition, the court has decided not to prosecute them for the murder.
Samirah Muzaffar sons
The accusations of murder against Samirah Muzzafar and her two boys have been dismissed. When she wed Nazrin, she was already established in her career as a senior executive at the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation under the name Samirah Muzaffar. They only had one biological son, but they shared their home with three stepchildren.
Samirah has two sons from a previous marriage, both of whom have been suspected of being complicit in her husband’s death. At that time, each of them was 13 years old, and together they were 16 years old.