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Suspect arrested in murder of ex-journalist found in drum

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 21, 2018   /   11:16 am
Suspect arrested in murder of ex-journalist found in drum Family and friends gather during the funeral of Abdullah Fithri Setiawan, who passed away at 43, at Semper Cemetery in North Jakarta on Nov.19. The body of the former journalist was found in a plastic drum on Sunday. (kompas.com/Ardito Ramadhan D)

Police have confirmed Tuesday’s arrest of MN, 35, who is suspected of murdering former journalist Abdullah Fithri Setiawan, whose body was found in a drum in Bogor, West Java, on Sunday. 

“Police arrested the suspect near a car wash in Bantargebang subdistrict, Bekasi, West Java, at 2:30 p.m.,” Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Com. Argo Yuwono said on Tuesday night as quoted by kompas.com.

Argo said police also found the victim’s cell phone, ID card, driver’s license, ATM card and passbook during the arrest.    

The suspect, who is undergoing questioning, is a resident of Rawalumbu subdistrict, Bekasi. 

Abdullah, known as Dufi to family and friends, was a father of six.   

Dufi had worked as a journalist and marketing staff at mass media companies, including Rakyat Merdeka and Indopos, as well as at Berita Satu, iNews TV and TVRI television stations.

The victim started his own advertising company while working at TVRI and freelancing at TV Muhammadiyah.

Dufi was laid to rest on Monday morning in the same plot as his father at Semper Cemetery in North Jakarta. (sau)