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KPK to help police in school graft case

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 30, 2018   /   08:21 pm
KPK to help police in school graft case The buildings of state elementary schools SDN Duri Kepa 01 and SDN Duri Kepa 10 in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, stand neglected after fire ripped through the school compound in a 2013 file photo. (JP/File)

Jakarta Police special crimes unit chief Sr. Comr. Adi Deriyan said the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) would help them in investigating alleged graft in a renovation project of 119 schools across the city.

“KPK representatives came to our headquarters yesterday. They promised to provide assistance to our investigators,” he said as reported by kompas.com on Monday.

“Last week, we received a letter from the KPK offering their assistance. We’re very enthusiastic,” he added.

Previously, the police’s corruption unit had summoned officials from the Jakarta Education Agency and the agency’s former head, Sopan Adrianto.

The renovation project of the 119 schools reportedly took up Rp 191 billion (US$13.3 million) from the capital’s 2017 budget, which was disbursed through the agency. Investigators believe that the cost of the project had been inflated for personal interests. (vla)