Jayapura, 6/5 (Jubi) – Police in Papua are looking for the chairman of the election commission (KPUD) in Sarmi Regency, Yosef Twenti, and KPUD member Odi Demeteouw for fleeing with thousands of ballots from the April 9 legislative elections.
“The investigator team has received a report from the Papua Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu. So now it’s become the police responsibility to find them,” Papua police chief Tito Karnavian said on Tuesday (6/5).
He said the two officials could face three years prison for Election Law violations.
“They are accused of rigging the results of the legislative elections,” he said.
There are reports that the two commissioners are currently in Jakarta to directly report their case to the General Election Commssion and the Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu).
But a commissioner of Papua Bawaslu, Anugrah Pata said they should report to the local Bawaslu or KPU first.
“Their action is against the rule. They must report to the KPU or Bawaslu Papua first before going to the Central Office,” said Anugrah Pata. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)