The KPK certainly reminds anyone that it is forbidden to influence witnesses because that is an act prohibited by law and we can apply the provisions of Article 21 of the Corruption Law.
Jakarta (Rifyu.com) – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has threatened to prosecute those who try to obstruct the investigation of the currently inactive Mamberamo Regent Ricky Ham Pagawak (RHP).
“The KPK certainly reminds anyone that it is forbidden to influence witnesses because that is an act prohibited by law and we can apply the provisions of Article 21 of the Corruption Law,” said Head of KPK Reporting Section Ali Fikri in a written statement in Jakarta, Saturday.
Ali said KPK investigators found allegations of parties deliberately trying to obstruct the ongoing legal process.
“The efforts made by the party in question included conditioning the statements of witnesses who were summoned by the investigation team, including by influencing witnesses not to appear properly when summoned by the investigation team,” said Ali.
The anti-corruption agency suspected that the efforts to obstruct the investigation were carried out by people close to RHP. “Allegedly by people close to the suspect RHP,” said Ali.
Previously, the Corruption Eradication Committee had named the inactive Mamberamo Tengah Regent Ricky Ham Pagawak (RHP) as a suspect in a bribery case related to an infrastructure development project in Central Mamberamo Regency.
After developing the case, the KPK then re-established Ricky Ham Pagawak as a suspect in the alleged money laundering (TPPU) case.
Since being named a suspect, Ricky Ham Pagawak has disappeared and has been on the KPK’s wanted list (DPO) since July 15, 2022. Ricky Ham Pagawak had fled to Papua New Guinea for seven months.
Ricky Ham’s escape ended after KPK investigators detected his presence in Indonesia in early February 2023, until he was finally arrested in Abepura on February 19 2023.
Apart from Ricky Ham, the KPK has also named three other suspects from the private sector as bribe givers, namely the Main Director of PT Bina Karya Raya (BKR) Simon Pampang (SP), Director of PT Bumi Abadi Perkasa (BAP) Jusieandra Pribadi Pampang (JPP), and Director PT Solata Success Building (SSM) Marten Toding (MT).
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