KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth exco member Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, better known as Papagomo, has been arrested in connection with the alleged attempted assault on Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
It is learnt that Papagomo was arrested in Setapak here at about 3pm on Sunday (Feb 17).
Papagomo was arrested by Kajang CID officers following a police report lodged by Syed Saddiq at the Sungai Way police station on Saturday (Feb 16).
It is believed that he will be brought to the Kajang police district headquarters to have his statement recorded.
Earlier, Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said that Papagomo and another person will be called in for questioning over the incident following the nomination for the Semenyih by-election.
On Saturday (Feb 16), Syed Saddiq claimed that he was walking to his car with three others at about 11.05am, when a group of Barisan Nasional supporters jeered at him.
The Youth and Sports Minister said that Papagomo suddenly cornered him from a different route.
However, several policemen nearby managed to control the situation, he said.
He also posted videos of the incident on social media expressing his disappointment with “gangsterism”.
The videos showed what looked like a group of blue-clad individuals crowding Syed Saddiq, while his officers and police personnel intervened.
Saddiq claims he was nearly attacked by BN supporters