Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – North Sumatra Police have named Achiruddin Hasibuan, a recently dishonorably discharged police officer, for allegedly accepting protection money from an illegal fuel distributor.
Achiruddin, who was chief of operations at the provincial police drug crimes directorate prior to his discharge, allegedly received Rp 7.5 million (US$503) each month from PT Almira Nusa Raya, which operated an unlicensed fuel warehouse. Two people from the company have also been named suspects.
Sr. Comr. Teddy Marbun, the police's head of special crimes investigations, said they were also looking into money-laundering allegations against the disgraced cop.
Achirudin was discharged for failing to intervene to stop his son from assaulting a university student in December.
Achirudin's 19-year-old son, Aditya Hasibuan, has been charged with assault under Article 351 of the Criminal Code, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
Aditya allegedly assaulted 19-year-old university student Ken Admiral on Dec. 21, 2022, and damaged his car. The next day, the victim went to Aditya's house in Medan to demand compensation, but Aditya allegedly assaulted him again, in front of his father.
Instead of intervening, Achiruddin did nothing to prevent the assault and ordered his subordinate to point a weapon at Ken. (dre)