South Sulawesi Tabur Team Arrest Fugitive Computer Procurement Corruptor
Head of the Information and Legal Section (Kasi Penkum) of the South Sulawesi High Prosecutor's Office, Soertami (second left) during an exposure to the arrest of fugitives at the South Sulawesi Prosecutor's Office, Makassar, Wednesday (18/5/2022). ANTARA/HO-Documentation of the South Sulawesi Prosecutor's Office.

MAKASSAR - The Fugitive Arrest Team (Tabur) of the South Sulawesi High Prosecutor's Office together with the Tana Toraja Prosecutor's Office, assisted by the Attorney General's Office, succeeded in arresting Abu Rizal Azhar, a defendant in a corruption case in the subsidy of computer equipment procurement in North Toraja Regency.

"The convict was arrested in the vicinity of the Lavanya Hills Cluster Amala Housing, Cinere District, Depok City, West Java by a team. Furthermore, the convict was secured and taken to the South Sulawesi Prosecutor's Office in Makassar to be executed," said the Head of Information and Legal Section (Kasi Penkum) of the Prosecutor's Office. South Sulawesi, Soertami reported by Antara, Wednesday, May 18.

For the convict case, the project began with the Ministry of National Education project in 2011 in the form of subsidies for computer hardware (hardware) and computer software for learning for junior high schools in order to improve the quality of education, specifically in North Toraja Regency through the local Education Office.

Based on the results of the analysis of SMP profile data conducted by the Ministry of National Education through the Directorate of Junior High Schools, it was recorded that there were 11 SMP that met the requirements for receiving subsidized funds from the 2011 APBN for the procurement of computers and their equipment.

The budget was channeled through the bank accounts of each of the 11 junior high schools in the amount of Rp. 31 million according to the budget allocation from the submission of the convict, along with his colleagues Syahran Syahrul Tambing and Paulus Kobba using the CV Fajar Utama company.

However, based on the results of an investigation conducted by a team of experts from Hasanuddin University Makassar, that to buy computer equipment and its devices and interactive learning CDs is only Rp. 20 million per one package.

The convict's actions caused state financial losses of Rp. 121 million. The convicts were declared to have violated Article 2 paragraph (1) in conjunction with Article 18 of Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning the Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption.

The convict was found guilty based on the Supreme Court's decision number: 558/PID.SUS/2018 dated 24 September 2018. With the Amar Decision, namely stating that the defendant was legally and convincingly proven guilty of committing a Corruption Crime.

This is as regulated and is threatened with criminality in Article 3 in conjunction with Article 18 Jo of Law number 20 of 2001 concerning the Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption in Article 55 paragraph (1) to 1 of the Criminal Code (KUHP).

In the subsidiary indictment, the defendant sentenced the defendant to one year in prison with a replacement money of Rp. 20 million, a subsidiary of two months in prison and a fine of Rp. 50 million, a subsidiary of three months in prison.

Soertami explained that initially the convict Abu had been summoned as a convict by the executing prosecutor, but did not come to fulfill the summons that had been properly conveyed, so the convict was included in the People's Wanted List (DPO).

According to the instructions of the head of the South Sulawesi Prosecutor's Office, R Febrytrianto, asked the ranks to monitor and immediately arrest the fugitives who are still on the loose to be executed for the sake of legal certainty.

"He appealed to all DPOs to immediately surrender themselves to account for their actions because there is no safe place for the fugitives," he emphasized.


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