Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Datuk linked to NFC case re-arrested

A businessman who was remanded since Thursday to facilitate in the investigation into the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) case was re-arrested today in connection with an alleged cheating case.

His lawyer Datuk Ahmad Damanhuri Mohd Yusof told reporters his client was re-arrested by policemen from the Commercial Crimes Investigation Division of the Dang Wangi Police headquarters after being released from the Bukit Jalil police detention centre at around noon.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan, when contacted, confirmed the matter, saying that the businessman was arrested in connection with an alleged petrol station scam in the Klang Valley.

He said a police report dated Aug 7, 2009, stated that a female complainant, in her 40s, claimed that she had met the suspect over a petrol station project.

"The suspect is said to have asked for RM280,000 as consultation fee to help the complainant to get the project, which he failed to deliver.

"Based on the report, we arrested the suspect today after he was released by the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission)," he explained.

Syed Ismail declined to comment further on the remand period, but said the case was being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

The 45-year-old businessman was reported to have been remanded for five days from Dec 22 to facilitate in the investigation into the NFC case under the MACC Act 2009.

The NFC issue surfaced following the 2010 Auditor-General's Report in October which stated that the NFC had failed to comply with the objectives of its formation, while opposition parties alleged misappropriation of its funds, particularly in relation to the purchase of a luxury condominium in the city.

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