Eko Susilo Hadi, deputy head for legal affairs and cooperation at Bakamla, left the Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, building around on Dec. 15, 2016, in the trademark orange vest worn by KPK detainees. (Antara Photo/Hafidz Mubarak A.)

KPK Extends Detention Period for Three Bakamla Graft Suspects


JANUARY 03, 2017

Jakarta. The national antigraft agency has extended the detention period for three graft suspects on bribery allegations involving a state defense procurement project at the Maritime Security Agency, or Bakamla, a spokesman said on Tuesday (03/01).

The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, spokesman Febri Diansyah said the tree suspects in the case – Bakamla's deputy head for legal affairs and cooperation Eko Susilo Hadi, along with two employees of Melati Technofo Indonesia, Hardy Stefanus and M. Adami Okta – will be detained for until Feb. 12.

The three were nabbed in a KPK sting operation on Dec. 12 with Rp 2 billion ($140,000) in cash in their possession.

The trio were allegedly involved in bribing officials to secure a satellite procurement project, worth Rp 200 billion, at Bakamla.

The agency's data and information director Rear Adm. Bambang Udoyo was also named a suspect for his role in the incident.

A joint team of KPK officers and Military Police, or POM, also seized S$80,000 and $15,000 cash from Bambang's residence.