JAKARTADAILY.ID – Investigators from the Directorate of Special Economic Crimes (Dittipideksus) of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Indonesian National Police have detained four high-ranking officials from the Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) foundation in a case of alleged misappropriation of donation funds.
The four suspects are former ACT President Ahyudin and ACT President Ibnu Khajar, Chairman of the ACT Board of Trustees Novardi Imam Akbari, and Senior Vice President Operational Global Islamic Philantrophy, Hariyana Hermain.
Director of the Special Economic Crimes Brigadier General Whisnu Hermawan revealed that the four were detained for the next 20 days at the Police Criminal Investigation Unit. The decision to arrest them was obtained after his party carried out the case.
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"Investigators have decided to carry out the detention process for the four suspects," said Whisnu to reporters on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Whisnu further revealed that the detention was carried out because it was feared that the four suspects would lose evidence.
"Last week we conducted a search at ACT's office, there were several documents that had been moved from the office, so the investigators were worried that the suspects would destroy evidence," he said.
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Meanwhile, National Police spokesperson Brigadier General Ahmad Ramadhan said, the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Police revealed that from 2005 to 2020 the Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Foundation had received donations worth Rp 2 trillion.
Of this amount, as much as Rp 450 billion was deducted from the foundation's operations.
"So the total donations that went to the ACT foundation from 2005 to 2020 were around Rp 2 trillion. And from this Rp 2 trillion, Rp 450 billion was cut, or about 25 percent of the total collected," explained Ramadhan.
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"For operational reasons, where the source of the operational budget is obtained from cuts made by the foundation's management," he added.
Ramadhan further explained that the ACT Foundation from 2015 to 2019 cut donation funds by 20 to 30 percent. Meanwhile, from 2020 until now, it has been cut by 30 percent.
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