Match-Fixing; Police Submit Suspects Files to Prosecutors

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  • PSSI acting chief Joko Driyono (middle) accompanied by PSSI secretary-general Ratu Tisha Destria (right) at the criminal unit office of Jakarta Metro Police, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, for questioning related to the match-fixing case. TEMPO/Subekti.

    PSSI acting chief Joko Driyono (middle) accompanied by PSSI secretary-general Ratu Tisha Destria (right) at the criminal unit office of Jakarta Metro Police, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, for questioning related to the match-fixing case. TEMPO/Subekti.

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta -  The police's Anti Football Mafia Task Force has handed over the files on six suspects of match-fixing to the Prosecutors Office of Banjarnegara, Central Java. The police also submitted evidence in the form of documents.

    The suspects include one referee and two PSSI officials, the task force's PR chief Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said on Wednesday, April 10.

    The six suspects are: PSSI exco Tjan Ling Eng, who is also the chairman of the Central Java Asprov; PSSI disciplinary commission member Dwi Irianto; PSSI's director of referee assignment Mansyur Lestaluhu; football referee Nurul Safarid; as well as former member of the Referee Committee Priyanto and his daughter Anik Yuni Artika Sari.

    Argo said the Task Force has also examined 26 witnesses of the case,

    Lasmi Indrayani, the former manager of Persibara, reported her suspicion of score-fixing at the Liga Tiga league. She said that someone asked her to pay Rp400 million for "accommodation fees" in the U-16 female football league.  

    She was also offered to get her team through to the provincial level by paying Rp175 million, as well as other offers such as upgrading the team's league class. She transferred the money to the bank account, but nothing happened. 

    To date, 12 people have been named suspects in the match-fixing case.  

    Taufiq Siddiq