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KPK nabs Sukamiskin prison warden, graft convict

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 21, 2018   /   06:22 pm
KPK nabs Sukamiskin prison warden, graft convict The prison warden was arrested along with five other individuals during an operation at the penitentiary, which houses graft convicts. (JP/Arya Dipa)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested Sukamiskin prison warden Wahid Husen in Bandung, West Java, over bribery allegations on Saturday at 12 a.m..

Wahid was arrested along with five other individuals during an operation at the penitentiary, which houses graft convicts.

“The six [people arrested] include a government official at the penitentiary, graft convicts and their relatives and a prison staffer,” Febri said as quoted by kompas.com on Saturday.

KPK deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif said the individuals had been brought to Jakarta for questioning.

“The KPK has 24 hours before deciding the status of the people we arrested as stipulated in the Criminal Law Procedures Code [KUHAP],” Laode said.

Law and Human Rights Ministry West Java office head Indro Purwoko confirmed that Husen had been arrested on Friday at 12 a.m.

Some media reports have identified the arrested convicts as businessman Fahmi Darmawansyah and a graft convict that works for him, Andre.

Fahmi’s wife, actress and model Inneke Koesherawati, was reportedly nabbed during the operation.

Fahmi has been convicted of corruption for his role in a graft case related to the Maritime Security Board (Bakamla) procurement project.

Investigators confiscated local and foreign currencies at the graft convict’s cell during the operation.

The KPK suspected graft convicts had bribed several officials in the penitentiary in exchange for special facilities for the convicts. The commission has also sealed several empty cells in the prison. (dya/ahw)