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Jakarta Post

Citibank debt collectors allegedly kill client

  • Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 1 2011   /  08:00 am

Anton Bachrul Alam. AntaraAn employee of Citibank and two debt collectors hired by the major international bank allegedly killed a customer who complained about his ballooning credit card bill.

Citibank customer Irzen Octa, who was also the secretary-general for the National Unity Party (PPB), was allegedly killed by the three suspects after complaining that his credit card bill was inflated from Rp 48 million (US$5,300) to Rp 100 million at the bank’s branch office in Jamsostek Tower in Central Jakarta.

“The motive for the murder was debt and the inconsistent figures on the credit card bill,” South Jakarta Police chief detective Sr. Comr. Budi Irawan.

Budi said the victim came to the bank branch to complain about his credit card bill, which showed a total of Rp 100 million, significantly higher than the Rp 48 million he expected.

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