Anti-graft body catches East Kutai district head receiving cash bribe

Anti-graft body catches East Kutai district head receiving cash bribe

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Deputy Chairperson Nawawi Pomolango confirmed that East Kutai District Head Ismunandar, his wife, and another official were caught red-handed receiving purported corruption money at a Jakarta hotel.

"Last night, we had arrested the district head, his wife, and head of the East Kutai Development Planning Office (Bappeda) at a hotel in Jakarta," Pomolango noted in a statement to reporters here on Friday.

Moreover, the agency apprehended several people in Samarinda and East Kutai, East Kalimantan Province.

"We detained several others in Kutim (East Kutai) and Samarinda," he revealed.

Chairman of the anti-graft body Firli Bahuri had earlier noted that the East Kutai District Head Ismunandar was caught on the night of Thursday (July 2) in an alleged corruption case for accepting gifts or making promises over the procurement of goods and services.

"Yes, last night, the corruptors were arrested for receiving gifts or making promises for the procurement of goods and services in one of the districts in East Kalimantan Province," Bahuri remarked in a statement to reporters on Friday.

Bahuri revealed that the KPK team was yet working on the field and ensuring that developments in connection with the arrest would be made public.

"We will inform everything after obtaining complete information and evidence," he added. Related news: President calls for greater synergy, cooperation between Police, KPK
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