A man who fled to the mainland after he was accused of killing his former girlfriend in 2013 has been handed over to Hong Kong police after his arrest in Shenzhen.
Oscar Mok Chun-yin, 29, was escorted by Guangdong police officers to the Lok Ma Chau Control Point at around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
After receiving the handcuffed and hooded Mok, Hong Kong police officers took him to the Tsuen Wan Police Station.
Mok, who has been charged with murder, was set to be brought to a Kowloon City magistrate’s court on Thursday.
Police said on Dec. 8, 2013, Arbe Chan Man-yi, a 26-year-old flight attendant at Dragonair, was found dead by her sister inside a wardrobe at her flat at Allway Gardens in Tsuen Wan. That was four days after she went missing.
Investigation led police to believe that it was Mok, Chan’s former boyfriend, who strangled her.
After learning that Chan fled to Guangdong, Hong Kong police coordinated with their mainland counterparts and offered a HK$300,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
He was arrested by Shenzhen police in the city’s Longgang district last October.
Police said Mok had stayed in several places and taken part-time jobs during the three years he had been on the run.
He had allegedly pleaded guilty to the crime while in police custody in Shenzhen, Sing Tao Daily reported.
Hong Kong police planned to take Mok back to the flat where Chan was killed on Thursday.
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