Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 23:31 WIB

KPK extends Papua Governor Lukas Enembe’s detention by 40 days, here’s why


Jakarta, IO – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is detaining non-active Papua Governor Lukas Enembe for another 40 days. Lukas is suspected of involvement in an alleged bribery and gratification case in relation to development projects in Papua, reported CNN Indonesia, Tuesday (31/1). The reason being the investigators need more time to prepare his case files.

“The investigation team decided to extend the detention period for the next 40 days from February 2 to March 13, 2023 at the KPK detention center,” said KPK spokesperson Ali Fikri.

He also ensured that KPK would continue to pay attention to Lukas Enembe’s rights, including his health.

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Lukas’s lawyer Petrus Bala Pattyona stated that his client had been questioned by KPK on Monday (30/1). According to him, Enembe was quizzed about his assets while serving as the governor as well as the alleged receipt of Rp1 billion bribe.

“He was asked whether he knew of certain businessmen. Of all the names shown to him, Mr. Lukas only knows Rijatono Lakka,” revealed Petrus. (un)


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