Cops record Lokman's statement again over sex video

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 03 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam has been subjected to another bout of questioning in connection with the sex video said to implicate Economics Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

He arrived at the Federal police headquarters here at 11.18am on Tuesday (Sept 3), accompanied by a group of supporters.

Lokman said he was asked to hand over the original video forensic report by Verden Forensics United Kingdom.

"Prior to this, I had sent a copy of the 55-page report via WhatsApp to the investigators.

"However, police have asked me to come today to hand over the original report and record my statement," he told reporters outside Bukit Aman on Tuesday.

He added that his lawyers would also hand over a copy of the forensics report to the Attorney General's Chambers.

"We are giving him about a week from the date that my lawyers hand over the report, for the Attorney General (AG) to prosecute those involved in the sex video," he said.

Lokman said he would pursue legal action against the authorities if they failed to prosecute the culprits in the video.

"I expect the recording of statement will not take long.

"The last time it was 15 minutes, but it might take longer (this time)," he said.

It was reported that Bukit Aman CID Special Investigation Unit (D5) had already received the video analysis from Lokman.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the report had been sent to CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) for further action.

"We will also call him up again to have his statement recorded," he said in a statement on Monday.

On the viral sex video, Comm Huzir said the investigation papers had been referred to the AGC and police had received further instructions on the matter.

He added the case was being investigated under Section 377B of the Penal Code for carnal intercourse against the order of nature, Section 292 of the same code for distributing obscene materials and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for distributing prohibited content.

On July 26, Bukit Aman recorded Lokman's statement for allegedly calling the Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador a liar.

The allegation is in connection with Abdul Hamid's handling of the investigation into the video.

On July 18, Abdul Hamid said CSM had determined that the video was likely authentic but it could not conclusively identify the men involved through facial recognition software.

On July 24, the IGP said a police report had been lodged against Lokman and he would let his men investigate it.

Eleven people have been detained over the case including former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, who is PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's political secretary, and Perak PKR chief.

All of them were subsequently released on police bail.

Haziq has confessed publicly that he was one of the two men in the video and alleged that the other person was Azmin.

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