PETALING JAYA - A 42-year-old man who is a person of interest in the murder of Arab Malaysian Development Bank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi has had his remand extended until Wednesday for a separate case in Kangar, Perlis.
City CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said the man was now being held at the Kangar police headquarters as he was a suspect in a cheating case there.
"This has no connection with our investigations with Najadi.
"We may choose to extend the remand again to assist the case here if we have to," he said.
The man is believed to have been with Chew Siang Chee, 45, the taxi driver who ferried the suspected shooter on the morning of Najadi's murder.
The man surrendered to the police at 10pm the same day.
Chew, on the other hand, has been charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court for illegally having a pistol, a magazine and four bullets, which he is said to have hid at Desa Cindaimas condominium at 5.45pm on Aug 3.
Najadi, 75, was gunned down and his wife Cheong Mei Kuen, 49, was injured when a man shot at them in a car park outside the Kuan Yin Temple along Jalan Ceylon in Kuala Lumpur, on July 29.