Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators handed over a dossier on former Southeast Sulawesi governor Nur Alam, who is a suspect in a bribery case related to several mining licenses, to prosecutors on Tuesday.
“The hand over was made before the suspect’s detention period ends on Wednesday [today],” KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah told reporters.
The anti-graft body detained the former governor on July 5. Since then, the investigators have extended his detention twice in September and October.
Febri added that prosecutors were still considering whether to hold the trial in Jakarta or Southeast Sulawesi.
Nur was named a suspect in August 2016 in an alleged corruption case involving several mining licenses granted in the province from 2009 to 2014, including the alleged abuse of power in relation to a license given to PT AHD, which conducted illegal mining operations in Buton regency.
Nur had earlier attempted to challenge his detention by filing a pretrial motion to the South Jakarta District Court. The motion, however, was rejected by the judge. (dmr)
Source: Kharishar Kahfi / The Jakarta Post
1 November 2017