Task force hunts down four suspects in football match-fixing

Task force hunts down four suspects in football match-fixing

Acting chairperson of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) Joko Driyono after being questioned by the anti-football mafia task force in Jakarta earlier this week. (Antara/Ricky Prayoga)

Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - The police' anti-football mafia task force has hunted down four people on wanted list for alleged involvement in the match-fixing of the League II and League III of 2018 national football matches.

"The police are still in pursuit of the four persons," a spokesperson of the task force, Senior Commissioner Argo Yuwono said here on Tuesday.

Argo said the four wanted persons who had been named as suspects in the case are identified by the initials DS, NR, CH, and P.

Previously, the investigators have named some suspects in the match-fixing of the league II matches in 2018 season. The suspects are Dwi Riyanto alias Mbah Putih, a member of the PSSI Discipline Commission, and Johar Ling Eng, a member of the PSSI Executive Committee (Exco).

Other suspects are former futsal referee Anik Yuni Artika and his father Priyanto who is a former member of the PSSI Referee Commission, football activist Vigit Waluyo, referee Nurul Safarid, and staff Director of PSSI Referee Assignment Mansyur Lestaluhu.

The Task Force Team has also examined Acting Chairperson of PSSI Joko Driyono, Secretary General of PSSI Queen Tisha Destria and Treasurer of PSSI Clinton Siahaan at the Metropolitan Jakarta Police.

Reporting by Taufik Ridwan, Eliswan A

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