Police probe ex-education agency head in school renovation graft case
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Police questioned on Thursday former Jakarta Education Agency head Sopan Adrianto in an alleged corruption case surrounding the renovation of 119 public schools worth Rp 191 billion (US$13.2 million).
Some schools, which had been renovated by the agency, have been damaged only months after being renovated.
The tender process for the project, which was funded from the 2017 city budget, was also suspicious as it was repeated three times.
Sopan was questioned by the Jakarta Police special crimes department for about two hours. He refused to comment on the interrogation.
Previously, the police said they would involve the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) in investigating the case.
“The investigation process is still ongoing. The auditor team will calculate the state losses resulting from this case,” Jakarta Police Special Crimes Chief Sr. Comr. Adi Deriyan said as quoted by tribunnews.com.
Sopan was dismissed from his position as the Education Agency head in June.
Currently, Sopan serves as the head of the city's Human Resources Development Agency. (cal/wit)
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