TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Yogya’s High Prosecutor Investigator questioned the suspect of corruption, Waluyo Raharjo, Chief of Yogyakarta’s National Search and Rescue (SAR) Agency, on Thursday, December 1, 2016. There were a series of 50 questions addressed to the Rp 5.8 billion corruption case.
“This is the first inquiry after [he] was named a suspect, [he] was questioned as a witness before this,” says the Head Section of Public Information from the Yogyakarta’s High Prosecutor, Kusuma J Bulo, on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
Waluyo is the second suspect in land purchasing case at Gunung Kidul which was intended to be a SAR post. The other suspect is Dias Ardiyanto, who acted as the middleman of the trade.
The case emerged when Dias ran away with the money that was supposed to be used to purchase a 6,000 square meter land.
Waluyo was thought to have received a Rp 160 million from Dias. The money was part of a Rp 1.5 billion commitment fee.
Waluyo’s lawyer, Deddy Suadi, stated that his client shouldn’t have been named a suspect. Because it was Waluyo who actually reported the case to the attorney. Deddy even said that the person that should have been questioned is the commitment maker official. “[Waluyo] is a field man, [he] doesn’t know purchasing processes like that,” Deddy said.