Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The sole candidate for Police Chief Commissioner, General Budi Gunawan, has been named a suspect in a corruption case for allegedly receiving bribes through a suspicious transaction, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairman Abraham Samad said here Tuesday.

"Commissioner General BG (Budi Gunawan) has been named suspect for allegedly receiving commitments when he headed the Police Headquarters Career Planning Bureau in 2003-2006 and other posts in the police," he noted.

According to Abraham Samad, Budi Gunawan allegedly violated Article 12 (A/B); Article 5 (2); and Article 11 or 12, (B), of Law No.31/1999 juncto Law No.20/2001 on corruption eradication juncto Article 55 (1) of Criminal Code.

The articles regulate that no civil servant or state official should receive gratifications or commitments from any party or individual who is related to a civil servant or holds a state officials post.

Budi Gunawan can get life imprisonment or four to 20 years in jail and a fine of at least Rp200 million (Rp1 billion) if he is found guilty of violating the articles, Samad stated.

He, however, refused to reveal Budi Gunawans bank balance.

Investigators with the anti-graft body have been examining Budi Gunawans track record as a state official since July 2014. They got two credible evidences that helped them further investigate the case on January 12, 2015, Samad revealed.

Commissioner General Budi Gunawan has been nominated by President Joko Widodo as the sole candidate to replace General Sutarman as national police chief.

Reported by Desca Lidya Natalia

Editor: Aditia Maruli Radja
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