S'porean man sues younger brother for withdrawing over S$1.1 million from deceased father's account -- just 3 days after his passing

Just three days after their father’s passing, a 56-year-old man took to courts to sue his 45-year-old brother for withdrawing S$1,113,000 from their father’s account, as well as taking two of the deceased’s Rolex watches. 

The man, as the appointed executor of estate is attempting to retrieve the money and watches from his younger brother on accounts that the accused did not have rights to the articles taken, reports Lianhe Wanbao

The case played out in the High Court last Monday (Mar 13). 

Their father died in May 31, 2010 at the age of 80.

He is survived by seven children and had named the man as well as his second daughter the executors of his estate, prior to his demise. 

According to court documents, the man’s younger brother had, on the third day of their father’s passing, withdrew S$500,000 and another S$613,000 using two separate cheques which the deceased had previously signed on. 

The accused claimed that their father had told him to do so three days before passing away, and said that the S$500,00 was his father’s investment in his company, while the other S$613,000 would be used to sustain his mother’s day-to-day expenses, as well as maintenance fee on the estate upon which she is staying on. 

The accused also cited that the two watches were gifts from his father. 

One was given at a family meeting in 2005, in which the man’s second daughter was also present.