The wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been served a police notice to present herself at the Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Investigations Department’s (CCID) headquarters on October 25.
Malaysiakini cited an unnamed lawyer acting for Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor saying the notice only stated it was to facilitate investigations at the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Prevention Unit (Amla), which is under the CCID.
“But we believe it is related to the seized items, notably jewellery,” the lawyer was quoted saying.
Rosmah would give her statement to the police at Menara KPJ in Jalan Tun Razak.
The news portal also quoted an unnamed police source saying Rosmah was initially required to present herself tomorrow to have her statements recorded over jewellery seized from properties linked to her husband.
However, the police source said her lawyer had requested for a change in dates, without giving a specific reason.
“She will facilitate investigations which revolve around the ownership and the purchase of the jewellery, among others,” the police source reportedly said.
On May 18, CCID officers raided three units at Pavilion Residences linked to Najib and Rosmah, and their home on Jalan Langgak Duta in Taman Duta.
The raids resulted in a massive haul of 284 boxes filled with designer handbags as well as 72 luggage bags filled with watches, jewellery, gold bars and hard cash in various currencies.
Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Amar Singh later disclosed that jewellery worth RM440 million had been seized from the apartments.
Cops confiscated 2,200 rings, 2,100 bangles, 2,800 pairs of earrings, 1,600 brooches, 1,400 necklaces, 14 tiaras, 423 watches valued at RM79 million, 567 handbags worth more than RM51.3 million and 234 sunglasses valued at RM374,000.
Police concluded that the final count of cash contained in 35 bags was a whopping RM114 million in 26 different currencies. Another half a million in cash was recovered from Najib’s home.
Rosmah was charged with 17 offences, including 12 counts of money-laundering involving RM7,097,750, on October 4.
She was also charged with five counts of failing to declare her income to the Inland Revenue Board.
She pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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