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KPK digs deeper in BPK, ministry graft case

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 7, 2017   /   05:07 pm
KPK digs deeper in BPK, ministry graft case Under investigation: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Agus Rahardjo (left), Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) head Moermahadi Soerja Djanegara (right) and KPK investigators show evidence for a graft case in a press conference at the antigraft body's headquarters in Jakarta on May 27. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) continues to probe three suspects allegedly involved in a graft case related to the Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry’s financial report audit conducted by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK).

The three suspects are BPK auditors Rachmadi Saptogiri and Ali Sadli and Jarot Budi Prabowo, a high-ranking official at the ministry.

“We are investigating them as witnesses for another suspect, Sugito. We are gathering information from them about events that have led to the graft allegations," KPK spokesperson Priharsa Nugraha said on Wednesday.

(Read also: Four named suspects in case of alleged graft connected to BPK, ministry)

Sugito, the ministry's inspector general, is accused of having bribed the BPK auditors in an effort to obtain an "unqualified (WTP)" opinion - the best audit level - for the ministry's 2016 budget report.

The KPK named four officials suspects in the case on May 27 following their arrests during a raid on two separate locations a day earlier. (kuk/ebf)