Indonesia: KPK nabs 11 former North Sumatra councillors for alleged bribery involving ex-governor

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has arrested 11 former members of the North Sumatra Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) for allegedly accepting bribes from the province’s former governor, graft convict Gatot Pujo Nugroho.

KPK deputy chairman Nurul Ghufron said the 11 suspects would be taken into custody for 20 days from Wednesday to Aug. 10.

“After the initial investigation, the KPK has arrested 11 former North Sumatra council members during the council term of 2009 to 2014 and 2014 to 2019,” Nurul said in an online press conference on Wednesday.

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