Raid took place at the time Najib was charged in court.
According to a family member, the raid took place at around 4pm on Thursday (Sept 20), while former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was being charged in court.
“Najib’s mother, Rahah Mohammad Noah, was at home when police showed up at her house in Jalan Eaton, Kuala Lumpur,” said the family member.
It is understood that the raid was related to the ongoing investigations into Najib’s role in 1MDB.
The raid was reportedly a joint operation by Bukit Aman’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID), and Amla (Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001) unit.
Apparently, the raiding team of 14 men even broke through the ceiling of the house to find possible cash concealed inside but came away empty-handed.
“The team was planning to raid Rahah’s house since yesterday as there was a tip-off to CCID that Najib had stashed a substantial amount of money in the house.
“The money is believed to be linked to 1MDB. However, they were disappointed as they couldn’t find what they were looking for,” Malaysiakini quoted a source as saying.
Commenting on the raid, Najib’s lead counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah in a text message said: “Yes, very mean of them to scare the poor lady and they found nothing in her house!”
The Sarawak Report has previously reported that Najib had paid RM17 million to the Yayasan Rahah Foundation, established by his mother, with money which allegedly originated from 1MDB.