Eni Saragih Pays Back Rp1.3bn to KPK

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  • The suspect in the alleged bribery case of the PLTU Riau-1 development project Eni Maulani Saragih left the KPK building after undergoing an examination in Jakarta, Tuesday, August 28, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/Galih Pradipta

    The suspect in the alleged bribery case of the PLTU Riau-1 development project Eni Maulani Saragih left the KPK building after undergoing an examination in Jakarta, Tuesday, August 28, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/Galih Pradipta

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Suspect in the Riau-1 power plant (PLTU) graft case Eni Saragih returned Rp1.3 billion to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday, November 5.

    “Eni Saragih has paid back Rp2.25 billion in total within three stages. The money refund would be listed in the case file as evidence for the next trial,” said KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah in his office on Tuesday, November 6.

    According to Febri, the money refund would be considered as a factor to reduce the sentence that Eni might face and for the process to submit herself as a justice collaborator. However, the anti-graft body would monitor Eni’s consistency to admit her violation and open up the role of other parties.

    The former speaker of House of Representative (DPR) Commission VII planned to apply as a justice collaborator in the alleged bribe case on the agreement of Riau-1 PLTU construction project.

    As of date, Febri continued, Eni Saragih has disclosed the money she received related to the PLTU Riau-1 project. “As well as meetings and role of other parties, either suspects or witness in this case,” Febri noted.

    Other than Eni Saragih, KPK named two suspects, former social minister Idrus Marham and stakeholder of Blackgold Natural Resources Limited Johannes Budisutrisno Kotjo. Eni and Idrus were suspected to receive bribe money from Johannes.

    ANDITA RAHMA