Graft suspect Nur Mahmudi ready for questioning, says lawyer
The Jakarta Post
The lawyer of former Depok mayor Nur Mahmudi Ismail assured reporters on Thursday that his client was ready to be questioned by police in relation to a graft case against him, despite having requested to postpone the interview by a week earlier that same day.
“Pak Nur is calm. He was fine when I last saw him and is ready for the interview,” Abdul Halim said as reported by kompas.com.
Nur Mahmudi was expected to come in for questioning on Thursday in response to a Depok City Police summons, but he was instead represented by his lawyer, who asked to delay the interview.
Abdul said his client needed to be checked by a doctor after sustaining a serious injury during a volleyball match at his home in Depok, West Java, on Aug. 18.
“He bumped into his friend during the match, fell backwards and sustained a big bruise on his face and the back of his head. He’s also limping a bit,” Abdul said.
Abdul also denied rumors that Nur Mahmudi was suffering from memory loss.
Nur Mahmudi was named a suspect in a Rp 10 billion (US$673,144) graft case related to a road-widening project on Jl. Nangka in 2015.
He was the former chairman of the Islamic-based Justice Party, which later became the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS). He served as Depok mayor between 2006 and 2016. (nor)
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