PUTRAJAYA: Hoping to cash in on easy money, five “officers of the law” told a Datuk Seri who is under investigation for corruption that they can get him out of the mess – for a fee, of course.
Their demand was RM2mil.
Suspecting something amiss, the victim took the matter to the higher-ups in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, who confirmed the men were not their officers.
The victim – a senior officer to a former minister – is being investigated for allegedly demanding kickbacks for contracts and tenders awarded by the ministry that was helmed by his former boss.
The victim “lured” the imposters to a meeting, saying he would give them RM40,000 as deposit.
This led to the arrest of four men aged 33 to 49 at two separate locations on Nov 9.
Yesterday, the mastermind of the scam – a 48-year-old businessman – was remanded for six days following his arrest the previous day.
The suspect was arrested at about 10.20pm on Monday while giving his statement to MACC investigators.
Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim allowed an application by the prosecutors to detain the suspects until Nov 18.
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