Reportase.one – The ladder has also fallen, that is the fate of the Regent of Meranti, Riau, Muhammad Adil (MA) who was arrested by the KPK due to three corruption cases at once.
The three corruption cases that ensnared the Meranti Regent were allegations of corruption in budget cuts, gratuities for Umrah travel services, and bribery of financial inspectors. Adil was named a suspect along with the Head of the Meranti Islands BPKAD, Fitria Nengsih (FN), and the Riau Representative BPK Junior Examiner, M Fahmi Aressa (MFA).
It is suspected that Adil’s bribes were used to further his political ambitions. The Regent received bribes from one of the umrah companies, PT Tanur Muthmainnah, to win the tender for the umrah departure project for mosque takmir in Meranti Islands Regency. The money with a total of IDR 1.4 billion was given to Fitria Ningsih to be distributed to Adil. Fitria is known as Adil’s confidant.
Furthermore, in order for the Meranti Islands Regency to receive the title or unqualified status (WTP) in 2022, Adil and Fitria Nengsih bribed the Deputy Auditor of the Riau Representative of the Financial Audit Agency (BPK), M Fahmi Aressa (MFA) in the amount of IDR 1.1 billion. M Fahmi Aressa at that time was the Head of the Riau Representative BPK Examination Team.
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“As initial evidence of alleged corruption by the Supreme Court, it received money in the amount of around Rp. 26.1 billion from various parties, and of course this will be followed up and explored in more detail by the investigating team,” said KPK deputy chairman Alexander Marwata at the KPK building, Jakarta, Friday ( 7/4/2023) evening.
Finally, in the case of cutting wages, Adil allegedly ordered the Heads of Regional Work Units (SKPD) to deposit 5-10 percent of the money. “The source of the budget is from cutting the supply money (UP) and replacing the supply money (GU) for each SKPD which is then conditioned as if it were a debt to MA (Adil),” said Alex.
The money was then given to Fitria Nengsih to be deposited with Adil. The Regent used the money as operational funds for a political safari to smoothen his plans to advance in the Riau Governor Election in 2024.
For his actions Adil will be charged in two articles. First, as a recipient he was charged with Article 12 letter f or Article 12 letter a or Article 12 letter b or Article 11 of Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning the Eradication of Corruption as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Amendments to the Law Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning Eradication of Corruption Crimes.
The second article, as a giver, is charged with Article 5 paragraph (1) letter a or Article 5 paragraph (1) letter b or Article 13 of Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning the Eradication of Corruption Crimes as amended by Law Number 20 of 1999 2001 concerning Amendments to Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning the Eradication of Corruption Crimes in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph (1) to 1 of the Criminal Code.
This is Fitria Nengsih’s wealth vs. Muhammad Adil, the former Regent of Meranti and the alleged wife of Sirinya who is a suspect
While Fitria Nengsih as a bribe giver is charged with Article paragraph (1) letter a or Article 5 paragraph (1) letter b or Article 13 of Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning Eradication of Corruption Crimes as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 regarding Amendments to Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning Eradication of Corruption Crimes.