Mirza Bagaskara, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) examined a number of witnesses in the alleged corruption case of the Papua Regional Budget (APBD) that ensnared Papuan Governor Lukas Enembe, on Monday, November 7, 2022. Among the ten witnesses was the Regional Secretary Ridwan Ruikutun.
The anti-graft body's spokesperson Ali Fikri said Ridwan was being questioned about the main tasks and functions of the Papua provincial government. "We have examined him who was present at the Papua Police Mobile Brigade Headquarters," said Ali in a press statement on Monday, November 7, 2022.
In addition to the Regional Secretary, the investigators examined the Papua Procurement Service Unit (ULPP) head Noldy Taroreh regarding a number of development projects in the province.
The KPK also questioned eight people from the private sector, namely Rijanto Lakka, Bonny Pirono (Commissioner of PT Tabi Bangun Papua), Freddik Banne (employee of PT Tabi Bangun Papua), Meike (Finance Staffer of PT Tabi Bangun Papua), Yani Ardiningrum (Staffer of PT Tabi Bangun Papua), Irianti Yuspita (Staffer of PT Tabi Bangun Papua), Razwell Patrick William Bonay (CV Walibhu), and Irma Imelda (Staffer of CV Walibhu).
"We will analyze their statements regarding their participation in the infrastructure development projects in Papua," Ali explained.