Novanto Threatens KPK Leaders

Saturday, 07 OCtober 2017 , 12:00:00 WIB -

Setya Novanto´s pretrial. (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The drama between the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and House of Representatives Chairman Setya Novanto is not finished yet. After Novanto got freed from his suspect status in his pretrial, KPK asserts they will issue a new letter to order an investigation (Sprindik) for Novanto to name him as a suspect again.

Setya Novanto’s lawyer, Fredrich Yunadi, responds to KPK’s action and he stated they will report leaders of KPK to the police if they issue a new Sprindik against his client. According to him, the new issuance of Sprindik violates the law as it against the pretrial ruling.

"We don’t need any evidence. They’re violating the law if they issue the Sprindik. We will make the report immediately. We don’t need any evidence. We can make the report against KPK’s statement. We can record their statement from TV. We will hand them to investigators, that’s the evidence," Fredrich explained in his office.

Responding to Novanto’s threat, KPK doesn’t want to comment anything about it and commits to crack electronic ID card (e-KTP) corruption case. "Let other parties comment or take actions. KPK will work hard and take action in handling e-KTP case according to the existing law," said the spokesperson of KPK, Febri Diansyah, to journalists in his office, Jalan Kuningan Persada, South Jakarta, Friday (6/10).

KPK is studying Novanto’s pretrial ruling. KPK also looks into the judge’s consideration of the evidence of defendant Irman and Sugiharto that can’t be used to arrest Novanto.

"Meanwhile, in the ruling of corruption case with Irman and Sugiharto as defendants, it actually confirms that more than 6,000 evidence is used for other cases. This becomes our concern and attention," Febri explained.

"What’s sure is we’re studying the facts in the pretrial and we’re seeing the right and legitimate action in the investigation into the e-KTP case," Febri added. (dtc/mag)