Citibank offers sympathy money to Irzen’s family
Citibank lawyer Otto Hasibuan says the bank has offered money meant as a gesture of sympathy to the family of Irzen Octa, a client found dead after visiting the bank’s branch office in Gatot Subroto.
“We are ready for any charges, but as a show of humanity we have offered money in the form of a scholarship and insurance,” he said on Thursday as quoted by tribunnews.com.
Otto said that Irzen’s family has yet to accept the money, but that Citibank would keep the offer on the table.
He said that the bank offered the family around Rp 1.5 billion (US$166,000) for school, living and insurance expenses.
“We are offering funds for the children’s school and living expenses of around $60,000. For living expenses we are giving around $40,000 and insurance for his mother worth Rp 500 million,” he said.
However, Irzen’s family lawyer, Slamet Yuwono, denied being offered any sympathy money by Citibank.
“In my opinion, Citibank issued such a statement because it was cornered, as the case is starting to resurface,” he said.