Kupang (ANTARA) – Investigators from the Lembata District Attorney’s Office, East Nusa Tenggara, have arrested an official who made a commitment to the local Health Service with the initials KTM who is a suspect in a corruption case involving the construction of the Wairiang and Balauring Health Centers that cost the state finances Rp3.9 billion.
“The suspect has been detained by investigators from the Lembata Prosecutor’s Office since Thursday (22/9) night. The detention of the suspect is carried out for the purpose of investigation,” said Head of the Legal Information and Public Relations Section of the East Nusa Tenggara Province High Prosecutor’s Office, Abdul Hakim in Kupang, Friday (23/9/). 2022).
According to him, the alleged corruption case carried out by the KTM suspect occurred in the construction project of two puskesmas buildings in Lembata Regency, namely the Wairiang Health Center in Bean in 2019, which cost Rp 6 billion from the APBD.
In the construction of the Wairiang Health Center, according to the results of the BPKP calculation, it was found that the state lost around Rp. 1 billion. Meanwhile, for the construction of the Balauring Health Center in Wowon, which also cost more than Rp. 6 billion, it was found that the potential loss to the state was around Rp. 2.9 billion.
“According to the results of the investigation, this suspect is suspected of being involved in a criminal act of corruption in the budget for the construction project of two health centers in Lembata Regency,” said Abdul Hakim.
He added that the suspect KTM was detained for the next 20 days and deposited at the Lembata Police for further investigation.
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The KTM suspect was charged with Article 2 paragraph 1 or Article 3 of Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Amendments to Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph 1 of the Book of Criminal Law Act.
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“If evidence is found in the investigation conducted by the Lembata Prosecutor’s Office, it is possible that other suspects will be held accountable,” he said.