South Sumatra Police: IDR 2 Trillion Funds From Akidi Tion's Family Are In The Form Of Bilyet Giro
The Head of Public Relations of the South Sumatra Police, Kombes Pol Supriadi, gave an explanation about the donations from the family of the late Akidi Tio. (Special)

PALEMBANG - The Head of Public Relations of the South Sumatra Police, Kombes Pol. Supriadi, emphasized that the donation of the family of the late Akidi Tio regarding the donation for the people of South Sumatra affected by COVID-19 amounting to Rp. 2 trillion was not a prank or a hoax. Only the funds are still in the form of bilyet giro.

"There is no prank, because Akidi Tio is true. It is planned that this assistance will be channeled through bilyet giro. But in time it will only be disbursed. Currently this bilyet giro cannot be disbursed because there are technical matters that must be completed. And today we invite Mrs. Heriyanti to The Regional Police, not arrested. We did not arrest him but were invited to clarify the submission of this bilyet giro and are still investigating the aid," he explained at a press conference at the South Sumatra Police Headquarters, Monday 2 August.

He further disclosed, it takes time to be able to convey the results of the examination. "This bilyet giro goes through Bank Mandiri, therefore the person concerned goes to Bank Mandiri. We waited until 2 pm, then after that we invited the person concerned to the Regional Police," said Supriadi.

Kapolda Sumsel Irjen Pol Eko Indra Heri dan Gubernur Sumsel Herman Deru menerima penyerahan dana hibah Akidi Tio secara simbolis (Sumber: sumselprov.gov.id)
South Sumatra Police Chief Inspector General Eko Indra Heri and South Sumatra Governor Herman Deru received the symbolic handover of Akidi Tio's grant funds (Source: sumselprov.gov.id)

Supriadi added, if later this was a prank, his party would certainly process it according to the applicable rules. "We will process it according to what is in effect, but the person concerned is still being investigated. The bilyet giro has not been disbursed, it is still waiting for the funds and the status has not been received. We will also investigate where the source of this aid fund came from," he said.

Not a suspect

Meanwhile, the statement by the Director of Intelligence and Security at the South Sumatra Police, Kombes Pol. Ratno Kuncoro, who stated that Heriyanti, the youngest child of the late Akidi Tio, was the previous suspect, which was firmly denied by the Head of Public Relations of the South Sumatra Police, Kombes Pol Supriadi.

Supriadi said that Heriyanti, who is the youngest child of the late Akidi Tio, is not yet a suspect but is still in the process of being investigated. "His status is still in the process of being investigated. We will call the person concerned to make sure the Rp2 trillion money is there or not. Until now, Heryanti is still above (the examination room)," he said.

Anak Akidi Tio, Heriyanti (FOTO VIA ANTARA)
Akidi Tio's son, Heryanti, complied with the invitation from the South Sumatra Regional Police, Monday, August 2. (PHOTO VIA BETWEEN)

He continued, he asked the media crew to get information only from the authorities at the South Sumatra Police, namely from the South Sumatra Police Chief directly or from the Directorate of Criminal Justice and the Head of Public Relations of the South Sumatra Police. "The authorities are the Kapolda, the DirCrimum as the party conducting the investigation and also the Head of Public Relations. If there is information from other parties, we are not responsible," Supriadi said regarding a different statement regarding the status of Heriyati, the youngest child of the late Akidi Tio.


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