Police name fifth suspect in cop murder saga

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Police held press conference to announce Putri Candrawathi as the fifth suspect in the murder of Brigadier J. (IO/Dumaz Artadi)

Jakarta, IO – The National Police’s (Polri) special team announced Putri Candrawathi (PC), wife of ex-police internal affairs chief Inspector General Ferdy Sambo, as the latest suspect in the premeditated murder of Brigadier Nofriansyah Yoshua Hutabarat (Brigadier J) on Friday (19/8).

“Based on in-depth scientific crime investigation, we have two pieces of evidence namely witness testimony and CCTV footage and after conducting case exposé investigators have named PC as a suspect,” said Police’s general supervision inspectorate (Irwasum) Commissioner General Agung Budi Maryoto.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Division’s (Bareskrim) general crimes director Brigadier General Andi Rian Djajadi explained that the investigation team managed to recover vital CCTV footage at the crime scene in Duren Tiga.