Susno looks relaxed when surrendering

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Former Police Headquarters` chief detective retired Comr. Gen. Susno Duadji looked relaxed and enjoyed a `nasi bungkus` (packaged rice meal) before he signed the minutes of his imprisonment execution on Thursday night.

This feature is seen in a two-minute duration video recording taken after Susno surrendered to the prosecutor officials. The video was displayed by an official of the attorney general`s office here on Friday.

It was seen in the video that Head of the Jakarta High Prosecutor Office Didiek Darmanto sat beside Susno and Acting Head of the South Jakarta Prosecutor Office Amir Yanto sat in front of the convict.

On the table, bottles of mineral water and energy drinks were also seen.

While having the meal, Susno was also seen having chats with Didiek interspersed with laughter. He did not show a stress in the face.

Susono Duadji, who is a former head of Police Headquarters` Investigation Department (Bareskrim), surrendered to the prosecutors for the execution of his jail term in Cibinong prison.

"The execution process was carried out Thursday night at 11.10 pm local time by four prosecutors," Attorney General Basrief Arief said on Friday.

On Thursday at about 2.30 pm, the attorney general received Untung Sunaryo, who claimed to be a lawyer of Susno`s family.

"Untung informed that Pak Susno was prepared to have his sentence executed but only by prosecutors directly appointed by the attorney general. Of course I welcome it," explained Basrief.

The attorney general then assigned the head of the Jakarta High Prosecutor Office and the acting head of the South Jakarta Prosecutor Office to carry out the execution.

"We did not tell anyone regarding the plan. The two chief prosecutors were asked to take executing prosecutors, but it should not exceed four people. They then took Pak Susno based on the convict`s request to Cibinong prison," said Basrief.

Susno, who was sentenced to 3.5 years` imprisonment for by the Jakarta district court, has been declared a fugitive by the Attorney Ggeneral`s Office after refusing execution.

The South Jakarta District Court convicted Susno of two counts of corruption in March of 2011, sentencing the once-prominent cop to three years, six months in prison.

He was found guilty of misappropriating Rp8 billion ($823,000) in security funds in 2008 for the West Java gubernatorial election when he served as chief of the provincial police force.

He also accepted a Rp500 million bribe to influence the outcome of a legal dispute over the ownership of a Riau fish farm in 2009.

Susno had appealed the verdict to the higher court and the Supreme Court but both appeals were rejected.

The higher courts, however, did not immediately order for him to be sent to jail.

The Attorney General`s Office and West Java prosecution office failed to arrest Susno in his house in Bandung, West Java, after the regional police interfered.

After the incident last week, Susno was in hiding and the attorney general office declared him a fugitive.

Reporting by Riza Fahriza
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