KPK arrests former Supreme Court secretary Nurhadi, son-in-law for alleged graft

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has arrested former Supreme Court secretary Nurhadi and his son-in-law Rezky Herbiyono for alleged graft surrounding a private property in South Jakarta.

Nurhadi and Rezky were arrested at 9:30 p.m. on Monday evening and have since been detained at the KPK headquarters for questioning, according to KPK acting spokesperson Ali Fikri.

“Both are detained at the KPK headquarters. Our investigators are currently conducting an intensive examination,” Ali said in a statement.

Nurhadi was named a graft suspect for allegedly accepting bribes in the form of nine checks and Rp 46 billion (US$3.2 million) in cash in connection with three cases handled at the Supreme Court between 2011 and 2016.

The KPK put Nurhadi on the most wanted list on February 13 after he failed to answer the antigraft body’s summons for questioning twice.

The commission also named Nurhadi’s son-in-law Rezky and PT Multicon Indrajaya Terminal director Hiendra Soenyoto, who was suspected of promising Nurhadi nine checks from the company, suspects in the case. They were also put on the most wanted list.

In February, a team of KPK investigators searched the house of Suhada Sumani Nurhadi’s father-in-law in Tulungagung, East Java, as part of the antigraft body’s effort to locate the suspects.

Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) coordinator Boyamin Saiman said the organisation had previously provided KPK investigators with a tip-off over the location of a private property in Simpruk purportedly used as a hideout by Rezky.

“We appreciate the KPK for its successful arrest of the fugitives despite complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” Boyamin said in a statement.

Antigraft watchdog Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) commended the KPK for its latest arrest, while also calling on the commission to charge Nurhadi with money laundering considering the suspect’s “unusual” wealth, as well as charge other parties found to have abetted the two fugitives with obstruction of justice.

“[...] The KPK should look into the possibility of accomplices who assisted in the fugitives’ escape and subsequent hiding, since their escape was impossible without external support,” ICW said in a statement.


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