The Jakarta Police have arrested 11 foreign nationals for allegedly attacking five Jakarta Police officers during a raid at an apartment building in Cengkareng, West Jakarta, on the weekend.
The incident began when some 15 members of the Jakarta Police cybercrime unit led by Comr. Khaerudin raided an apartment in the Green Park View complex to arrest a suspect of online fraud. The raid caught the attention of residents of other units.
“A Nigerian national was causing a fuss by shouting out that there was a raid on foreign citizens,” the head of the criminal investigation unit of the West Jakarta Police, Comr. Teuku Arsya Khadafi, said in a statement on Sunday.
They thought the policemen were immigration officers conducting a raid on foreigners, which prompted them to beat some of the police officers, Arsya said. He added that around 60 foreigners had assaulted the police officers together.
It was later revealed that some of the foreigners there had no stay permits.
Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said the police had arrested 11 foreigners, including nine from Nigeria, who were allegedly involved in the attacks. All of them were detained by immigration authorities related to stay permit issues.
Despite the arrestees having been entrusted to immigration authorities, Yusri said he would pursue legal measures against the alleged attackers.
“The police report has been made; the process is ongoing. For the time being, [the case] is still being studied by the immigration authorities with regard to their permits in Indonesia,” he said.