Lawyer: Novanto Gets Depressed

Saturday, 25 November 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB -

House Chairman Setya Novanto is seen entering a detainee van after getting questioned at KPK Headquarters, Jakarta, Thursday (23/11). (ANTARA)

General Chairman of Golkar Party, Setya Novanto, has been detained by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for a week. He’s suspected of being involved in e-KTP corruption that aggrieves the state for Rp2.3 trillion.

KPK has officially issued an arrest warrant for Novanto on Friday, November 17, 2017. However, Novanto had to stay in Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital because he had to be treated after having a car accident. On Sunday, November 19, 2017, Novanto carried to KPK’s detention house in Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan.

Novanto’s lawyer, Fredrich Yunadi, explained the condition of his client after getting detained in KPK’s detention house. According to him, Novanto’s condition gets better. However, he’s under pressure or depressed.

"(Novanto) gets depressed. As long as he lives, with the position that has the same level with the President, he gets detained. Of course, he gets depressed," Fredrich said, Friday (24/11).

Fredrich claimed he can see that Novanto looks depressed. He also understands Novanto’s current condition. For instance, Novanto easily feels insulted. Besides that, he has a blank expression. (dtc/mfb)