Brigade (Brimob) officers with the Gorontalo Police were named suspects in a
shooting incident involving members of Brimob and the Army Strategic Reserve
Command (Kostrad) in Gorontalo last week, which killed one soldier and injured
charged with Article 351 of the Criminal Code on assault, carrying with it a sentence of up to five years.
spokeswoman Adj. Sr. Comr. Lisma Dunggio said on Saturday that the nine
policemen were detained at the Gorontalo Police headquarters while waiting for
the completion of the dossier.
“We named them
suspects after questioning 40 police and civil witnesses,” she said, adding that
the figure would likely to increase.
up the process so that Gorontalo residents won’t have to worry for too long,”
investigators have yet to name any suspects for the death of Second Pvt.
Firman, a member of Kostrad’s 221st Infantry Battalion based in Gorontalo, who
died from a gunshot that passed through his right arm and pierced his chest on
April 22. The motive behind the shootings is still unknown.
investigation team is still finding out where the ballistics came from,” Lisma
Lisma added that
the nine suspects would face a court as well as an
internal ethics hearing.
On Saturday, the
team investigated four scenes: Limboto tower, the Public Works Agency office,
the front of Limboto mall and close to Jl. Trans Sulawesi.
spokesman of the Wirabuana Military Command overseeing Sulawesi,
Col. Yance Woley, emphasized that the security status in Gorontalo was normal.
said that Gorontalo Police were on alert. (swd)