10th August 2020 – (Hong Kong) As of 9.30am today, Jimmy Lai was arrested alongside with his two sons and another four company executives from Apple Daily.
One of the sons was arrested on suspicion of collusion with foreign and external forces to endanger national security while the other one was detained for conspiracy to defraud.
At around noon today, 10 police officers arrived at Cafe Seasons at G/F, 88 Des Voeux Road Central, Central to search for evidence. The restaurant was owned by Ian Lai Yiu Yan, Jimmy Lai’s younger son.
Employees at the cafe were asked to shut down. After 40 minutes later, police took away a computer and a LCD screen.
At around 1pm, police arrived at the YakiniKuu Japanese Bbq at Basement, 29-31 Gough Street, Central where Ian is also a shareholder and director. Police seized a computer and a suitcase from the eatery.
Cafe Seasons had another branch on Wellington Street but it closed down earlier this year. Cafe Seasons on Wellington Street in Central was scorned by netizens two days ago for serving unfresh ice lemon tea amidst the coronavirus outbreak.