Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
The Bali High Prosecutor’s Office (Kejati) banned the Chancellor of Udayana University (Unud) Prof Dr Ir I Nyoman Gde Antara and also the former Chancellor of Unud Prof Dr dr Anak Agung Raka Sudewi.
The ban order was issued on Tuesday (28/3). It is known that the chancellor has been named a suspect in the alleged corruption case for institutional development donations (SPI). Meanwhile, Raka Sudewi has witness status.
The news of the ban was justified by the Head of the Criminal Investigation Unit at the Bali Prosecutor’s Office, Putu Agus Eka Sabana.
“This ban meant that the person concerned was prevented from traveling abroad,” said Agus Eka when confirmed, Wednesday (29/3).
He mentioned the reason the Bali Attorney General’s Office investigators proposed preventing traveling abroad according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and making it easier to make summons if they remain in Indonesia.
“Perhaps that is one of the investigators’ considerations for banning the person concerned,” he added.
He also mentioned that so far there have been around 10 witnesses who have been questioned regarding the role of chancellor regarding the alleged case of baseless fees or SPI extortion during 2018-2022.
“So today there is an examination of two witnesses. Yesterday the eight witnesses who were there proved the role of the suspect (Nyoman Gde Antara),” he explained.
“If there is a (new) suspect it depends on the results of the investigators. If indeed from the results of the investigation from the witnesses and the suspect’s statement, there is another possibility. But that depends on the results of the investigation,” he added.
As reported, the High Prosecutor’s Office (Kejati) Bali has named the Chancellor of Udayana University (Unud) Prof. I Nyoman Gede Antara as a suspect in the alleged corruption case for Institutional Development Donations (SPI) for new students through independent selection throughout the 2018 to 2022 academic year.
Head of the Legal Information Section (Kasi Penkum) of the Bali Attorney General’s Office, Putu Agus Eka Sabana Putra, said the decision was made after investigators from the Attorney General’s Office exposed and examined three previous suspects several times since October 24, 2022.
“Based on the available evidence, investigators found the involvement of a new suspect, so that on March 8, 2023 investigators at the Bali High Court again named one suspect, namely Prof Dr INGA (Nyoman Gede Antara),” said Putu Agus, Monday (13/3) .
In addition, previously the Bali High Court named three officials at Udayana University with the initials IKB, IMY, and NPS as suspects in alleged corruption. They are suspected of misusing institutional development donation funds (SPI) for new students selecting independent pathways at Unud.