KPK Raids House of Setya Novanto´s Nephew

Saturday, 29 July 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB -

Chairman of Golkar Party Young Generation (GMPG), Ahmad Doli Kurnia (middle) and some cadres are seen taking a photo while declaring Clean Golkar at Golkar Party Central Executive Board (DPP) office, Jakarta, Tuesday (25/7). (ANTARA)

The anti-graft commission (KPK) has raided the house of a witness in electronic ID card (e-KTP) corruption, Irvanto Hendra Pambudi. Irvanto is the nephew of the corruption suspect, House of Representatives Chairman Setya Novanto. The search was conducted to investigate further into the e-KTP case that drags Novanto.

"Thursday, 27th of July 2017, the investigators searched the house of witness Irvanto Hendra Pambudi at Kelapa Hijau Residential Complex, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta," said the spokesperson of KPK, Febri Diansyah, to reporters, Friday (28/7).

KPK has confiscated some evidence from the search. Some of them are documents and electronic documents.

KPK has prevented Irvanto from going abroad last Monday (24/7) to investigate e-KTP corruption with Setya Novanto as a suspect.

Previously, Irvanto became a witness in the investigation on a case with Andi Narogong as a suspect, and a witness in a trial with Irman and Sugiharto as defendants.

In the trial of e-KTP corruption on Thursday (27/4), Irvanto, who’s also the former Director of PT Murakabi Sejahtera, exposed his participation in the bid for e-KTP procurement project. Irvanto established a consortium that was arranged in a meeting at a shophouse in Fatmawati. Irvanto also stated that he knows Andi Narogong since he’s in high school because Andi is the brother of Vidi Gunawan.

According to him, PT Murakabi Sejahtera once joined the consortium that took part in the e-KTP project. However, the consortium lost to PNRI that won the project tender. "After you lost, you’re still connected to the people involved in the e-KTP (project)?" the prosecutor questioned.

"When I lost, we left the bid. We never have any connection (with them), and Murakabi was working on four projects at that time," Irvanto said. (dtc/mfb)