POLICE have arrested two foreign men and are chasing a third foreign suspect in the murder of a Taiwanese man at a hotel on Udomsuk road (Sukhumvit Soi 103), Bangna district, yesterday (Nov. 16), TV Channel 7 and Matichon newspaper said this afternoon.
The body of Mr. Chu Chiang Chen, 48, was found bound and gagged lying face down in the hotel room with a serious wound at the right eyebrow after having been hit with a hard object. There were blood stains on the sheet and two towels on the floor.
Found in this room were two small safes and two suitcases.
Arrested in Srinakarin road area were Mr.Zwe Lin Pyae, 21, a Myanmar citizen, and Mr. John Agbor, 40, a Cameroonian, on the charges of premeditated murder.
The Myanmar man denied killing the Taiwanese victim, saying that he had applied for a job advertised online looking for people to spy, stalk and take photos of Thai women.
During the job interview at a shopping mall in Thonburi he met Agbor and a Western man with a Thai woman who gave orders saying they were plotting to rob the deceased Taiwanese man as he had a lot of assets and a criminal background.
Zwe Lin Pyae was told to rent a room at the same hotel where the deceased was found dead. At 1 a.m. yesterday the three of them entered his room with the Westerner grabbing him while the Cameroonian tied him up and his job was to act as a lookout at the door.
They searched the room but did not find any assets so took his mobile phone and notebook and left, he said, adding that when they did so the Taiwanese man was still alive.
Agbor denied all charges saying he was a language teacher.
Police have video clips showing the identity of the Westerner and are now tracking him down.
Top: Plain clothes policemen arresting one of the two foreign suspects. Photo: TV Channel 7
Front Page: The hotel room where the Taiwanese man was found murdered yesterday, Nov. 16,2923. Photo: Matichon