Manokwari, Jubi – Manokwari District Attorney determined a member of the National Unity and Political Office (Kesbangpol) of West Papua Province as a suspect of the alleged corruption case on the publication budget of special-provincial regulations and the establishment of selection committee of candidates for West Papua People’s Assembly for 2017/2022 period. The suspect, known as WW, was alleged to corrupt his office budget for 2016 that worth of Rp 1.9 billion.
Muslim, the Head of the Special Crime Section of Manokwari District Attorney, said after today final investigation, six persons, including WW who were previously examined as witness, have determined as the suspects.
“Five witnesses have been examined since 10.00 a.m of Papua time, while WW was questioned after that. His status then changed from the witness to be a suspect,” said Muslim on Monday, (26/3/2018).
He further explained the attorney office estimated that the state has lost Rp 600 million of Rp 1.9 billion Kesbangpol office budget for 2016 in this corruption case.
WW is known as the Head of Sub Division for the Cultural and Political Education and Electoral Facility in Internal Politics Division at West Papua provincial Kesbangpol office. He was also the secretary of selection committee of candidates for the West Papuan People’s Assembly for 2017/2022 period.
Jubi observed that WW has been questioned since 13.00 to 17.30 p.m of Papua time. Then he was taken to the Correctional Institution Class II B Manokwari as a prisoner of the district attorney office. (*)
Reporter: Hans Arnold
Editor: Pipit Maizier