JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesian Police on Friday, Aug. 19 named Putri Candrawati (PC), the wife of former internal affairs chief Inspector General Ferdy Sambo (FS), as another suspect in the premeditated murder case of Sambo’s aide de camp.
Brigadier Nofriansyah Yosua Hutabarat, 27, 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.
“Investigators have done an in-depth investigation by applying scientific crime investigation, following existing evidence and a preliminary hearing. PC has been named a suspect,” said General Supervision Inspectorate chief Commissioner General Agung Budi Maryoto at the National Police Headquarters in Jakarta.
The Police have, so far, named five suspects in the case: Inspector General FS; Second Agent (Bharada) E, who is Sambo’s aide de camp; Chief Brigadier RR; KM; and PC.
The police had initially said that Brigadier 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 Brigadier 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 stated during a press conference that no shootout occurred and that Sambo had created the scenario to cover up the murder.
(Writer: Rahel Narda Chaterine | Editor: Dani Prabowo)
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