Freed JJPTR trio held again to aid Perak cops
BUKIT MERTAJAM: After successfully arguing that their clients should not be remanded here, lawyers for the JJ Poor To Rich (JJPTR) founder and his two aides will be doing the same in Perak today.
Mohd Shukri Ahmad Mansor said he and his colleague, G. Jaya Prem, will appear in court in Perak with the same argument today should their clients be brought to any magistrate’s court in the state.
They will use the same argument — that there was no need to issue remand orders against the three since they had been cooperating with police since the first day they were arrested last week.
It was an argument that Shukri and Jaya Prem used yesterday when the trio were brought before magistrate Diannee Ningrad Nor Azahar yesterday.
Diannee rejected Penang police’s application for remand orders against the three after listening to the argument. The trio were then rearrested and handed over to Perak police.
“We will argue the same case in court in Perak as well, since our clients have been with police for the past six days assisting them with investigations. So we will again ask for our clients to be released on bail,” Shukri told the New Straits Times.
Last month, JJPTR claimed to have lost US$400 million (RM1.7 billion) to hackers.
Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani had said Bukit Aman’s Anti-Money Laundering squad, CCID, Bank Negara, Companies Commission, Inland Revenue Board, National Revenue Recovery Enforcement Team and CyberSecurity Malaysia raided eight locations of the money game company’s office in Penang on May 12.
The three were detained on Tuesday, then released and handed over to Penang police on Saturday after investigations by Klang Utara police.
Penang CCID chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Ghani Ahmad said the three were rearrested yesterday and would aid investigations in Perak.