Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf Denies to Accept Bribes



JAKARTA, – Governor of Aceh Irwandi Yusuf denied receiving bribes related to the use of the Special Autonomy Fund of Aceh Fiscal Year 2018. It was revealed when detained by the KPK, Thursday (5/7/2018) morning.

He also claimed he had never arranged and asked for money commitment to the projects sourced from the special autonomy fund.

“I baseball violate anything, baseball set the fee, baseball set the project, baseball no promise to give something,” said Irwandi at the KPK building, Jakarta, Thursday (5/7/2018).

“I do not ask for gifts, I never ordered people to ask, not accept also from the Regent (Ahmadi),” he said.

Irwandi also claimed not to know about giving Rp 500 million by Bener Meriah Ahmadi Regent. ‘

In this case, the KPK suspects the money to be part of the Rp 1.5 billion required by Irwandi.

“I do not know, because they baseball report to me, and who provide baseball coordination with me, then do not receive money,” said Irwandi.

He also states ready to undergo a series of checks and prove he did not accept bribes.

In this case, the KPK suspects that the award by Ahmadi amounting to Rp 500 million is part of Rp 1.5 billion that Irwandi requested related to the fee of ijon infrastructure development projects sourced from Aceh Special Autonomy Fund of 2018.

“It is alleged that the grant is part of an 8 percent commitment fee that is part of the official in Aceh Government and any projects financed by Aceh’s special autonomy fund,” KPK deputy chairman Basaria Panjaitan told a press conference on Wednesday (4/7/2018).

According to Basaria, the giving to Irwandi was done through his closest people as well as Ahmadi’s closest people as an intermediary.

“The team is still steeped in the allegations of previous receipts,” he said.

In addition to Irwandi and Ahmadi, the KPK also established two private individuals, Hendri Yuzal and Syaiful Bahri as suspects.

As a recipient, Irwandi, Hendri and Syaiful are suspected of violating Article 12 Letter a or b or Article 11 of Law Number 31 Year 1999 concerning the Eradication of Corruption as amended by Law Number 20 Year 2001 in conjunction with Article 55 Paragraph (1) 1st Criminal Code.

As a party to the giver, Ahmadi is suspected of violating Article 5 paragraph (1) a or b or Article 13 of Law Number 31 Year 1999 concerning the Eradication of Corruption as amended by Law Number 20 Year 2001.

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