KPK Summons 3 Witnesses In The Edhy Prabowo Bribery Case
Illustrated (Irfan Meidianto / VOI)

JAKARTA - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) summoned three witnesses in the bribery case. The three of them were examined as witnesses for the former Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo, who was a suspect in receiving bribes in this case.

The three witnesses summoned were private employees I Ketut Lila Buana and Noer Syamsi Zakaria as well as the Director of Mitra Jaya Persada Sudiarto.

"Examined as a witness for the EP suspect (Edhy Prabowo)," said Acting KPK spokesman Ali Fikri in his written statement, Wednesday, February 24.

It is not yet known about the subject matter of the investigation by the investigator. However, these witnesses are suspected of knowing about the bribery case at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.

As previously reported, in the case of the export bribery of lobster fry or lobster seeds, Edhy Prabowo was named a suspect in receiving bribes along with five other people, namely: Stafsus Minister of KKP Safri (SAF) and Andreau Pribadi Misanta (APM); Management of PT Aero Citra Kargo (PT ACK) Siswadi (SWD); The staff of the wife of the Minister of KKP, Ainul Faqih, and Amiril Mukminin (AM).

Meanwhile, the giver of the bribe was the Director of PT Dua Putra Perkasa Pratama (PT DPPP) Suharjito (SJT).

Edhy was named a suspect because he was suspected of accepting bribes from companies that had been issued a lobster seed export license using a forwarder company and were kept in one account up to Rp9.8 billion.

This money is allegedly used by Edhy and his wife to shop for luxury goods, including during a visit to Honolulu, Hawaii, United States before being caught in a hand arrest (OTT) operation.

In this case, Edhy and five other people were charged with Article 12 paragraph (1) letter a or b or Article 11 of Law (UU) Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning the Eradication of Corruption (Tipikor) ) in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph (1) to 1 of the KUHP in conjunction with Article 64 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code.

Meanwhile, as a bribe giver, Suharjito was charged with Article 5 paragraph (1) letter a or b or Article 13 of the Corruption Law in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph (1) to 1 of the Criminal Code in conjunction with Article 64 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code.

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