Greater Manchester Police
6 April 2017
A man who paid for a suspected killer to flee the country has been jailed.
Mohammed Syadul Hussain (29/12/1991) of Oswald Street, Rochdale has been sentenced at Manchester Crown Square today, Thursday 6 April 2017, to five years after being found guilty of assisting an offender.
The verdict came at the conclusion of a two week trial, during which the court heard that Syadul had provided funds to help a man believed to be involved in the murder of Jalal Uddin flee the country.
On Thursday 18 February 2016, 72-year-old Jalal left a friend's house on South Street, Wardleworth and began walking home when he cut through a play-area at the end of the street.
Jalal was unaware at the time, but he was being followed by Mohammed Syeedy and another man in Syeedy's Vauxhall Astra.
Syeedy pulled up close to the entrance of the play-area and the other man got out and followed Jalal into the park.
It is believed that he then attacked Jalal with a hammer causing horrific head injuries.
In the hours following the murder, Mohammed Syadul Hussain became aware of Jalal's death and openly expressed his approval of what happened on WhatsApp.
He would later speak with his friend, the believed murderer, on the phone before meeting with him and Syeedy in the early hours of Friday 19 February 2016. This placed him in the company of the two men responsible mere hours after the murder.
On Saturday 20 February 2017 Syadul withdrew E700 from his bank and met with the suspected murderer in Rochdale before handing over the cash. The man would then use the money to fun his travel out of the country.
Detective Chief Inspector John Harris, of GMP's Rochdale borough, said: "The actions of Mohammed Syadul Hussain have prevented a man suspected of murderer from facing the criminal justice process.
"He knew that Jalal Uddin had been murdered and not only did he not come forward and assist the police, but he actively sought to impede the investigation by helping the man believed to be responsible to flee the country.
"Syadul is now the second man to be convicted in relation to Jalal's murder. This means his family have had to endure the details of his death again and I can only imagine how difficult that must have been.
"I would like to continue to offer my sincere condolences to them and I hope that they will feel justice has been served today in the case of Mohammed Syadul Hussain.
"Members of the local community in Rochdale have been key to how we have investigated and managed this crime. I would like to extend my thanks to all those who have assisted and supported this tragic and difficult investigation right from the beginning."