The National Police Chief is expected to firmly investigate the alleged involvement of three police chiefs in the Sambo case.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Police observer from the Institute for Security and Strategic Studies (ISESS), Bambang Rukminto, said the public was waiting for firmness Police chief investigating the alleged involvement of three police chiefs in the ‘Sambogate’ case.
“This is again a matter of the National Police Chief’s consistency and commitment related to the vision and mission as well as his statements. The most important thing at this time is the example shown by the National Police Chief’s firm attitude,” Bambang confirmed in Jakarta, Friday (23/9/2022).
Bambang explained that the National Police Chief’s statement was related to members not being afraid of their superiors and daring to refuse orders from superiors if they were contrary to applicable norms and provisions. According to him, the statement could be institutional pleasantries if there are no concrete steps from the National Police Chief’s firmness to impose sanctions on high-ranking officials who are indicated to have committed violations.
“Now is the right moment to show that firm attitude,” he said.
Bambang said that the National Police had the National Police Chief Regulation (Perkap) No. 2 of 2022 concerning Inherent Supervision Article 7 concerning sanctions for superiors who did not supervise being involved in a case, including the three Kapolda who were suspected of being involved in the Sambogate case.
Like the Kapolda Metro Jaya, Inspector General Pol. Fadil Imran, who had two of his members on trial for being unprofessional in handling the shooting case of Brigadier J (former Wadirreskrimum Polda Metro AKBP Jerry Raymond Siagian and former Kanit Renata AKBP Pujiyanto).
“Not only for the three regional police chiefs, but also with other cases, for example the Direskrimum Polda South Sumatra related to the deposit case for AKBP Dalison also needs proof,” said Bambang.
In this case, according to Bambang, the National Police Chief needs to take sides with the members below. In fixing all of this, according to Bambang, the National Police Chief has two options to save the good name of the institution by leaving the best legacy for the Police or just saving short-term interests.
“Currently, everything returns to the assertiveness of the National Police Chief himself,” said Bambang.
Meanwhile, the Head of the National Police Public Relations Division, Inspector General Pol. Dedi Prasteyo emphasized that there was no connection between the three regional police chiefs with the shooting case of Brigadier Nofriansyah Yosua Hutabarat or Brigadier J, so there was no further investigation and investigation by the Special Team (Timsus).
“Until today, I reiterate, from the Timsus there is nothing, there is no further investigation, nor is there any connection. To this day, there is no connection between the three regional police chiefs,” Dedi told reporters at the National Police Headquarters, Jakarta, Friday.
The three police chiefs in question are the Metro Jaya Police Chief Inspector General Pol. Fadil Imran, East Java Police Chief Inspector General Pol. Nico Afinta, and North Sumatra Police Chief Inspector General Pol. Panca Putra Simanjuntak.
The two-star general said that Timsus is currently focusing on resolving the case file for the suspect in the shooting of Brigadier J by Ferdy Sambo and his friends, as well as obstructing the investigation (obstruction of justice) by Ferdy Sambo with six other suspects.
“So, there is no connection (the three police chiefs),” said Dedi.