Papua governor skips police questioning, again

Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said via his legal team that he could not fulfill the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department’s (Bareskrim) summons for questioning on Thursday.

“He could not come. It is postponed,” Bareskrim’s corruption deputy director, Sr.Comr. Erwanto Kurniadi, said as quoted by Antara in Jakarta on Thursday.

The police were scheduled to question Lukas as a witness in a graft case related to the use of scholarship funds for the 2016 fiscal year.

Erwanto said Lukas’ legal team had asked to reschedule and ensured  the governor would attend the questioning scheduled for Sept.4.

“He confirmed that he would come next Monday,” the police said.

As of Thursday, the police have questioned 15 witnesses in their investigation into the corruption case. The investigation began on Aug. 16.

Bareskrim has yet to announce the amount of state losses caused by the case. (kuk/ebf)

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