KPK Questions Health Claims of Graft Suspect Lukas Enembe
6 January 2023 08:14 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairperson Alexander Marwata on Thursday announced that the antigraft agency has taken attention to the presence of Papua governor Lukas Enembe at the inauguration of his official headquarters. Governor Enembe failed to appear in multiple KPK summonses over corruption allegations by claiming to be severely ill.
“Based on news reports, he inaugurated the governor’s headquarters. What does this mean? This shows the person in question is able to walk and at least provide an acceptance speech. His ability to communicate is not hampered and this has grabbed our attention,” said the KPK deputy in a press conference on January 5.
Lukas Enembe, together with Tabi Bangun Papua director Rijatono Lakka, have been named by KPK as suspects of alleged bribery in the region’s major infrastructure construction projects. KPK investigators suspect the Papua governor of accepting an Rp1 billion bribe from the developer.
The agency has detained Lakka for 20 days starting from January 5th but has not yet detained Lukas Enembe.
Lukas Enembe failed to appear in the KPK investigation summons on September 12, 2022, and September 23, 2022. The governor had even submitted a request to undergo treatment at a Singapore hospital.
On November 3rd, KPK investigators had to travel to Jayapura City in Papua to continue the investigation against the governor and confirm his state of health.
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