Former Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Malaysia Police on Wesdnesday night raided the home of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur, according to reports.

The reason for police entering the home was not immediately clear.

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Reuters reported that witnesses saw around a dozen armed police enter Najib’s home after he returned from prayers at a mosque.

Bernama reported that 16 police vehicles and a truck were seen entering the residence around 10:15 p.m.

Video from the scene showed a large group of journalists gathered outside the home.

Najib, whose government was plagued with scandal, was soundly defeated in last week’s parliamentary election by veteran politician Mahathir Mohamad.

Najib was deeply unpopular and facing allegations of corruption and misappropriation of money from a state fund. His coalition party, Barisan Nasional, led the country since its independence 61 years ago.

He was defeated by a coalition led by Mahathir, who came out of retirement to challenge Najib in the country’s 14th general election.

Mahathir pledged to hold Najib accountable.