The Jakarta Post
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)