Influencer Irene Pun implicated in assisting Alex Kwong escape in Abby Choi murder case, next court mention set for April

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Irene Pun

29th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) Socialite Abby Choi’s alleged murder has led to the arrest and subsequent charge of six individuals, including her ex-husband Alex Kwong and members of his family. The former in-laws are facing grave charges, with the ex-husband, former father-in-law, and former brother-in-law accused of a single count of murder. The former mother-in-law has been charged with obstructing justice, while two others are alleged to have aided Kwong’s escape, facing charges of assisting an offender.

The Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts heard the case against two defendants accused of aiding the crime: 41-year-old yacht company employee Lam Shun, and 29-year-old Irene Pun, who is currently unemployed. Accused of facilitating Kwong’s attempted escape to Macau by yacht, they are charged with intent to obstruct his arrest or prosecution.

The Kwong family is accused of the murder of Choi within a property on Ting Kok Road, Lung Mei Village, Tai Po, on 21st February, 2023, and preventing the lawful burial of her body until 23rd February, 2023. The case against the trio is set to be transferred to the High Court.

In court, the prosecution sought a further adjournment to solidify the final legal opinions, while the defence criticised the lack of progress in the investigation. The magistrate expressed a desire for this adjournment to be the last, scheduling the next hearing for 25th April and granting continued bail to the two defendants assisting the crime.