#AceNewsServices – HONG KONG – November 04 – British banker Rurik Jutting had his trading licence revoked by a Hong Kong bank on the same day he allegedly murdered one of his victims, it emerged today.
”Psycho banker’s trading licence was revoked the same day he murdered first prostitute’
The 29-year-old, an employee at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, had his securities trading permit cancelled by Hong Kong’s de facto bank just three days before the bodies of two Indonesian prostitutes were found in his apartment.
‘ Hanging out: After police were called to his apartment, Jutting was questioned before being driven away for further questioning, leaving a forensic team to examine the scene at his flat ‘
The banker, a former student at Cambridge University, would have been unable to work in Hong Kong without the Bank of America-sponsored licence.
The news emerged amid reports that Jutting was like a ‘zombie’ after his regular weekend drug binges, according to a former Hong Kong law enforcement officer.
Out with the girls: Rurik Jutting was like a ‘zombie’ after his regular weekend drug binges, a former Hong Kong law enforcement office claimed today.
Reports have also surfaced that Jutting allegedly wrote an out-of-office email to Merrill Lynch staff and clients describing himself as an ‘insane psychopath’, shortly before the women were found, according to Yahoo.
Today, documents from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority revealed the banker was licensed to trade securities between November 11 2013 and October 27 this year.
But Mr Jutting’s other trading license – issued by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission – was cancelled on October 28, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The banker would have needed a licence from both the HKMA and the SFC to continue trading.
Jutting appeared in court yesterday, charged with two counts of murder, after the bodies were found in his apartment on Saturday.
One of the bodies – found in a suitcase – has been identified as Sumarti Ningsih, while the the second woman has been named in local media as Jesse Lorena.
Earlier today, an ex officer told MailOnline how the pupils of the banker were dilated from suspected cocaine abuse and he appeared to have used amphetamines to act as a ‘livener’.