Raja Ampat Electricity Project Corruption Suspect Arrested in Setiabudi

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NBCNEWS, The Prosecutor’s Fugitive Arrest Team (Tabur) arrested the Director of PT Fourking Mandiri with the initials BT, a suspect in the alleged corruption case in the expansion of the electricity network in Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua on Thursday (11/25/2021). BT was arrested in the Setiabudi area, South Jakarta.

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“BT has been named a suspect in the investigation into alleged corruption in the expansion of the low- and medium-voltage electricity network at the Mining and Energy Service in Raja Ampat Regency for the 2010 fiscal year,” said the head of the AGO’s Legal Information Center (Kapuspenkum), Leonard Eben Ezer Simanjuntak, to reporters on Friday. (26/11/2021).

BT’s arrest was based on the Investigation Order of the Head of the Sorong District Attorney’s Office Number: PRINT-03/T.13/Fd.1/10/2018 dated October 10, 2018. In this case, it is suspected that the state’s finances were up to Rp1.36 billion.

According to Leo, the suspect was considered to have fled and became a fugitive because he did not comply with the summons sent by the investigators. Initially the suspect was properly summoned, but did not come to answer the summons.

“He did not come to fulfill the summons that had been properly conveyed and therefore the person concerned was included in the DPO,” he explained.

Currently, Leo explained that the suspect was being placed in the Salemba Detention Center (Rutan) of the South Jakarta District Attorney’s Office. The BT will then be flown to West Papua to undergo further examination after meeting the health requirements for flights during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this case, the suspect was charged with Article 2 paragraph (1) in conjunction with Article 18 paragraph (1) of Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning the Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Amendments to Law Number 31 of 1999. 1999 jo. Article 55 paragraph (1) 1st jo.

Then, Article 64 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code and Article 3 of Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended and added to Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning the Crime of Money Laundering jo. Article 55 paragraph (1) of the 1st Criminal Code of the Criminal Code jo. Article 64 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code.

“We urge the entire Prosecutor’s Wanted List (DPO) to immediately surrender and be held accountable for their actions because there is no safe place for the fugitives,” he said. []

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