Najib’s Trial: Documents linking to SRC netted during raid in 2015

Najib’s Trial: Documents linking to SRC netted during raid in 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara investigative officer Azizul Adzani Abdul Ghafar revealed to the court that he netted eight set of documents, including four Ambank accounts of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, SRC International and Gandingan Mentari during a raid on Ambank branch at Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, on July 6, 2015.

The raid was done to aid an investigation under Anti-Money Laundering Act.

He was questioned by DPP Suhaimi Ibrahim.

Suhaimi: What were you investigating on July 6, 2015?

Azizul: I was appointed as the raiding officer by (Bank Negara’s) investigating officer Farhan Shahrudin over suspected offences committed under AMLA (the Anti-Money Laundering Act).

Suhaimi: Where did you conduct the raid?

Azizul: At an Ambank branch at Raja Chulan, KL.

Suhaimi: Why were you ordered to carry out the raid at Ambank?

Azizul: To aid investigation under AMLA based on a report. I went with three other Bank Negara officers.

Suhaimi: Who did you meet at the Ambank branch?

Azizul: I met R Uma Devi, the manager of the Ambank branch at Raja Chulan. I informed Uma Devi orally of the list of accounts that are sought for a probe by Bank Negara. She then came back with several troves of the documents.

Suhaimi: Then what else did you do?

When Suhaimi asked how many sets of documents were seized, Azizul said there four sets of documents, which dealt with bank account openings from 2011 to 2015, involving Najib, three linked to SRC International and one involving Gandingan Mentari.

Azizul was testifying in Najib’s trial. The former prime minister is facing seven charges relating to RM42 million involving SRC International, a former 1MDB subsidiary.

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