goodmorningpapua.com – Lukas Enembe, who currently serves as the Governor of Papua, is currently entangled in a corruption case. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had previously named him a suspect in a gratuity case of IDR 1 billion.
The gratification is allegedly related to a number of development projects from the Papua Province APBD funds.
Not only that, Lukas is also known to have suspicious financial transactions with an estimated value of hundreds of billions. Until now, the KPK’s investigation process involving the Democrat Party politician is still ongoing. Summarized from various sources, here are a series of facts about the corruption case of Lukas Enembe.
1. Recently, the KPK and IDI TEAM met Luke Enembe
On Thursday, November 3, 2022, the KPK investigators team together with independent doctors from the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) met Lukas at his private home in Koya Tengah, Jayapura. Papuan Police Chief, Mathius Fakhiri said the presence of the KPK team to carry out the case investigation process, including checking Luke’s health condition.
2. Hasn’t Been Examined yet Even Though Suspect Status
Even though he has become a suspect, until Friday, October 4, 2022, Lukas has not been examined yet because of his health condition. Even though he had been summoned twice, but he did not come to the KPK investigators table on the reason that he was sick. The difficulty of investigating Lukas has come to the attention of President Joko Widodo. “The legal process at the KPK must be respected, all are equal before the law,” said Jokowi, Monday, September 26, 2022.
3. More than 50 Witnesses Examined by KPK
The KPK said it had examined more than 50 witnesses in the alleged bribery case that ensnared the Governor of Papua. “In investigating this case, the KPK had previously examined more than 50 witnesses in Jayapura, Jakarta, and several other places,” said KPK Deputy Chair Alexander Marwata at the KPK Red and White Building, Jakarta, Monday, October 24, 2022.
4. Lukas Enembe’s wife and children refuse to be witnesses
The legal and advocacy team for the Governor of Papua who acted as legal counsel for Lukas Enembe’s wife and children visited the KPK’s Red and White Building, Jakarta, Monday, October 10, 2022 to submit a letter refusing or resigning as a witness. According to Petrus Bala Pattyona as a member of the legal team, both of them can legally refuse or resign as witnesses as stipulated in Article 35 of Law Number 31/999.
5. Investigation Involves TNI and Police
In investigating the corruption case of Lukas Enembe, the KPK needs assistance from the TNI, Polri, and other agencies. A Deputy Chairperson of the KPK Alexander Marwata said this was done because conditions in Papua were different from other regions. “That should be a concern. It’s different,” explained Alex in his statement, Tuesday, October 15, 2022.
6. KPK is Sluggish
As reported by Tempo, the Coordinator of the Indonesian Anti-Corruption Society (MAKI), Boyamin Saiman, regretted the KPK’s slow and permissive attitude towards the suspect in the bribery case, Lukas Enembe. For him, the KPK should immediately make a second summons to Lukas Enembe and pick him up if he is still absent.
7. Lawyer Asks Lukas Enembe to be Sentenced by Traditional Manner
One of Enembe’s lawyers, Aloysius Renwarin, had asked the KPK to conduct a customary examination of Lukas Enembe in the field in Papua. For him, the request was submitted by the indigenous Papuan people. The reason is, on October 8, 2022, Lukas was appointed as the head of a large tribe by the Papuan tradition council consisting of seven tribes.