The Police has, so far, named four suspects in the case: Inspector General FS; Second Agent (Bharada) E, who is Sambo’s aide de camp; Chief Brigadier RR; and KM.
The four have been charged under Article 340 of the Criminal Code, subsidiary Article 338 in conjunction with Article 55 and Article 56 of the Criminal Code. If found guilty, they will face death sentence or life imprisonment, or a maximum imprisonment of 20 years.
Hutabarat, known as Brigadier J, died on July 8, 2022, at the official residence of Sambo, though the police only divulged details of the incident on July 11.
The police had initially said that J was killed by another police officer in a shootout at Sambo’s home, as he had attempted to sexually assault Sambo’s wife.
The case triggered suspicion and uproar nationally, as J not only suffered from multiple gunshot wounds but also bruises and cuts over his body.
Later, on Aug. 9, Chief of the Indonesian Police Listyo Sigit Prabowo had stated during a press conference that no shootout occurred and that Sambo had created the scenario to cover up the murder.
The police continue to investigate the motive behind the murder that has become a major case drawing the attention of Indonesian people.
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