Indonesian Influencer Indra Kenz Officially Detained for Binomo Fraud Case

- 01 March 2022 09:14 WIB
Indra Kenz who recently fled for Turkey (Instagram/@indrakenz)
Indra Kenz who recently fled for Turkey (Instagram/@indrakenz)

JAKARTADAILY.ID - "Crazy Rich" Indra Kenz or Indra Kesuma was officially detained as a suspect by the National Police-Criminal Investigation Department in relation to the alleged Binomo app fraudulent investment case.

"He has been detained," said Brigadier General Whisnu Hermawan, the Director of Special Economic Crimes (Dirtipideksus) of the Criminal Investigation Department, on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Whisnu Hermawan said Indra would be detained for the next 20 days in South Jakarta's Criminal Investigation Unit of the Police.

"Yes, he was immediately detained this morning on February 25, 2022," said Wishnu Hermawan, as quoted from the National Police Public Relations Division website.

Indra, who has Youtube and Instagram accounts with up to 1 million followers, faces up to 20 years in prison. Some of his assets have also been confiscated by the police.

"The threat of punishment for the person concerned is 20 years," said Brigadier General Ahmad Ramadhan, the Head of Public Information Bureau (Karo Penmas) of Police Public Relations Division, to the press on Thursday, February 22, 2022.

According to Brigadier General Ahmad, Indra Kenz is suspected of committing money laundering offenses as well as fraud.

The crazy rich with millions of followers is charged with multiple criminal offenses.

"The claims filed are under Article 45 paragraph 2 in conjunction with Article 27 paragraph 2 of the ITE Law. Then Article 45 paragraph 1 in conjunction with Article 28 paragraph 1 of the ITE Law. Then Article 3 paragraph 3 of Law Number 8 of 2010 concerning Money Laundering Law," said Ahmad.

"Furthermore, Article 5 of Law No. 8 of 2010 concerning Money Laundering. Then Article 10 of Law No. 8 of 2010 concerning Money Laundering. Then Article 378 of the Criminal Code in conjunction with Article 55 of the Criminal Code," he continued.

Assets traced

On a virtual press conference Friday, February 25, 2022, Brigadier General Ahmad Ramadhan, Head of Public Information Bureau of the Police Public Relations Division, explained that investigators would first trace Indra Kenz's assets to follow through with the investigations.

Ahmad said his party had confiscated Indra Kenz's YouTube account and iPhone 13.

The agency had also confiscated bank statements, flash drives, Google accounts, and proof of deposit transactions.


Editor: Djauhari Effendi


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