Police team pursues Sambo as suspect in premeditated murder

Today, Special Teams investigators grill Insp. Gen. FS as Brimob Headquarters Suspect

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – Investigators from the Indonesian Police (Polri’s) special team at Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters questioned Insp. General Ferdi Sambo (FS) is a suspect in the premeditated murder of his bodyguard Brigadier General Nofriancia Yosua Futabarat (27).

“Today, special team investigators will interrogate Inspector General Dedi Placecho, a spokesman for Polly, to the press as a suspect at Blimob Headquarters.

He said the team coordinated with the Human Rights Commission (Komnath HAM) in the investigation.

Komnas HAM had planned to interrogate FS, but the proceedings are pending as a special team of police conducted the interrogation first.

“The grill started at 10 a.m.,” he said, adding that only the team’s investigators were present during the investigation.

Another investigation was also conducted at the office of the police’s Criminal Investigation Division (Bareskrim) by special team investigators who interrogated Quat Maruf (KM) in the same case. KM is Sambo’s wife’s driver and housekeeper. He is the only civilian named as a suspect in the murder case.

“A second investigation will be conducted against KM as a suspect at the Balescutrim office,” he said.

At the same time, a third parallel investigation by the Poliri Special Inspectorate (Irsus) at Poliri Headquarters was conducted against Jakarta police investigators, he added.

“Meanwhile, Irsus will interrogate Jakarta police investigators at 10 am (today) at Polri headquarters,” said Prasetyo.

The task force has so far named four suspects in the case. FS inspector. Junior police officer E, who is Sambo’s bodyguard. Brigadier General RR; and KM.

The four were indicted under Article 340 of the Penal Code, Article 338 linked to Articles 55 and 56 of the Penal Code. If convicted, they face the death sentence or life imprisonment, or up to 20 years in prison.

Hutabarat, known as Brigadier General J, died at his official residence in Sambo on July 8, 2022, although police only released details of the incident on July 11.

Police initially said J was killed by another police officer in a shootout at Sambo’s home after he attempted to sexually assault Sambo’s wife.

The incident sparked suspicion and uproar nationwide as J suffered bruises and cuts to his body as well as multiple gunshot wounds.

Later, on August 9, Indonesian police chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo told a press conference that no shootout occurred and that Sambo had created a scenario to cover up the murder.

Police continue to investigate the motives behind the murder, which has become a high-profile case for Indonesians.

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