Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators conducted searches in 10 locations regarding suspected bribery cases related to the procurement of goods and services in the Banggai Laut district government, Central Sulawesi.
“The KPK investigating team carried out searches in Luwuk and Banggai Laut at 10 locations both at homes and select government and private offices suspected of being related to criminal acts of corruption receiving gifts or promises in procurement of goods and services in the Banggai Laut environment for Fiscal Year 2020 which allegedly involved the Regent. Banggai Laut WB (Wenny Bukamo) et al, “said Acting KPK spokesman Ali Fikri in a written statement to journalists, Tuesday, December 15.
Ali said that during the search that had been carried out since Monday, December 14, the team of investigators had succeeded in securing a number of money and documents that were suspected of being related to the crime. Regarding the amount of money, he said, it is currently still in the calculation process.
“The money and goods found will then be verified and analyzed first and then confiscated as evidence in this case,” he said.
Previously reported, in this case, the KPK named Wenny, who was an incumbent candidate in the 2020 Pilkada as a suspect in receiving bribes. In addition, there are a number of other parties named as suspects, namely the President Commissioner of PT Alfa Berdikari Group (ABG) Recky Suhartono Godiman (RSG), and Director of PT Raja Muda Indonesia (RMI) Hengky Thiono (HTO).
Meanwhile, the commissary of PT Bangun Bangkep Persada (BBP) Hedy Thiono (HDO); Director of PT Antarnusa Karyatama (AKM) Djufri Katili (DK); and Director of PT Andronika Putra Delta Andreas Hongkiwirang (AHO).
In this case, Wenny as the district head allegedly ordered his confidant, Recky, to make an agreement with his partner who worked on several infrastructure projects, such as improving roads in Banggai Laut Regency.
Not only that, he is suspected of conditioning the project auction with the Head of Banggai Laut Regency Public Works Office, Basuki Mardiono.
“Through this auction conditioning several work packages at the PUPR Office are suspected of giving a sum of money from partners, including HDO, DK, and AHO to WB with a varying amount between Rp. 200 million to Rp. 500 million,” said Nawawi.
During the silent operation, the KPK also found a number of evidence in the form of Rp2 billion wrapped in cardboard boxes, check heads, savings books, and a number of documents.
Regarding the alleged bribery, the KPK suspects that the money received by Wenny will be used to finance campaign needs in the 2020 Pilkada, including to distribute the dawn attack on 9 December.