TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The wife and son of the Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe, failed to comply with the summons of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) regarding the corruption case involving Lukas, who has been named as a suspect. They were absent for no reason. “This is the information we have received,” KPK spokesman Ali Fikri said Thursday, October 6, 2022.
Lukas wife Yulce Wenda and son Astract Bona Timoramo were due to undergo an examination at KPK building in Jakarta on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. According to Ali, they did not attend the call without submitting any reason to investigators.
For this absence, Ali asked all parties to cooperate and reminded everyone not to influence people to skip summonses from the anti-corruption institution. “There are legal sanctions,” he stressed.
Lukas is suspected of having received bribes and gratuities in projects funded from the Papua regional budget totaling 1 billion rupees. KPK is also investigating reports from the Financial Transaction and Analysis Reporting Center (PPATK) on Lukas’ large bank accounts. PPATK blocked a number of bank accounts belonging to Lukas and his family.
To date, the KPK has not examined Lukas. The governor of Papua skipped the KPK summons twice due to poor health conditions.
A spokesman for the governor, Muhammad Rifai Darus, denied that Lukas had committed any acts of corruption. “During his 10 years as governor, he never received money from businessmen,” Rifai said.
Lukas Enembe’s lawyer, Stefanus Roy Rening, also said his client could explain the strange financial dealings as claimed by PPATK. He argued that Lukas had an illegal gold mine in Mamit, Tolikara Regency, Papua, which would soon have been legally licensed.
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