|October 31, 2007 23:25 PM|
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Bernama) — Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Ramli Yusuff said today Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) action against his elder and younger sisters was highly questionable.
He said the move by the ACA officers was questionable as Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail had issued a statement yesterday that he was satisfied with the ACA investigation on the senior police officer and the investigation papers had already been handed over to him.
Ramli, in a press statement via his lawyer, said three ACA officers from the Kota Baharu office “accosted” his elder sister, Rohmah alias Hasmah Yusuff, 58, at her house in Kg Bunut Susu, Pasir Mas, Kelantan at about 9am today.
He said Rohmah told the officers that she needed to look after their 83-year-old father who is suffering from various ailments.
“My sister was asked by the ACA officers to follow them for the purpose of a witness statement being taken,” he said.
“My sister offered to make her statement at home, given my father’s health, but she was forcibly informed that she would be arrested if she did not comply,” Ramli said in the statement.
He said the ACA officers had also gone to see his younger sister, Roslina Yusoff, 42, at her office but she was on leave.
“She was informed by her office about the visit and she has contacted her lawyers and they have advised her to cooperate with the ACA,” he added. The ACA officers, however, could not be contacted.
Ramli said both his sisters have already given their statements to the ACA before.
Yesterday, at a press conference at his office, Ramli admitted that he was the senior police officer under investigation by the ACA for allegedly having amassed wealth amounting to RM27 million.
However, he denied the allegation and said he had already declared all his assets and they had been certified by an accountant.
In a related development yesterday, Abdul Gani told reporters that the investigation against a “senior police officer” had been completed but he declined to say whether the officer would be charged in court.
In KOTA BAHARU, both the sisters of Ramli avoided reporters who approached them at the Kelantan ACA office where the pressmen had waited for about two hours.
Kelantan ACA director Md Yusof Md Zain, when contacted by Bernama, declined comment on the matter and said everything was being conducted by ACA officers from the headquarters.
A check by Bernama showed that everything was quiet at the white double-storey bungalow in Bunut Susu, Pasir Mas, where Ramli’s father, Yusuff Ismail, stays. Two cars, a Kia and a Perodua Kelisa, were in the compound of the house.
When questioned, Yusuff said he only knew of the allegations against his son from today’s media reports.
Yusuff, who was a policeman during the Japanese Occupation, said he has been staying at the bungalow with one of his daughters, whom he referred to as “Mah”, following the death of his wife several years ago.