Jayapura, Jubi – The president of the Evangelical Church in Indonesia (GIDI) Rev. Dorman Wandikbo visited the Papua Police on Monday (3/8/2015) to be questioned over the incident in Tolikara.
He was accompanied by several church leaders and about 30 GIDI congregation members and supporters. He was welcomed by the Chairman of the Papua Legislative Council who had previously been there.
He was not subjected to tight security from GIDI members, contrary to media previously reported. Along with several church leaders and some partisans, he walked to the Papua Police Headquarter from Kingmi Church Synod Office where located only about 250 meters. He didn’t refuse to be interviewed while his partisans were also not hindering reporter who wanted interviewing him.
“As a good citizen, today I came to meet the police’s call to convey what did I see and feel. Some church leaders and partisans wanted to come along with me. Lawyers Gustaf Kawer, Olga Hamadi and Yan Warinussi will stand beside me as attorney,” Rev. Wandikbo said on the way to the police headquarter.
During the journey to the police headquarter; Jubi observed only reporter from Jubi walked with the President of GIDI from Kingmi Synode Office. Some reporters were only seen when the President of Gidi along with the Chairman of Papua Legislative Council and church leaders and lawyers came into police’s investigation room. For that reason, none of those reporters could make an interview with him.
After being questioned, the Rev. Dorman Wandikbo and his accompaniers returned to Kingmi Church Synod Office and interviewed only by Jubi. No reporters interviewed him but some of them interviewed his lawyers to get detail information on investigation. To Jubi, he said in addition to meet the summon, he had two points to be said to the police.
“At first, to testify the chronology of Tolikara incident that killed a fifteen years old boy, Endi Wanimbo and injured eleven people and burned dozens of houses and a musholla. The second is to convey the result of agreement to resolve the dispute between GIDI and Muslim communities in Tolikara,” he told Jubi at Kingmi Church Synod Office after undergoing the investigation.
Meanwhile, his attorney Gustaw Kawer said the President of GIDI was summoned to testify as a witness. “He was examined as a witness and being questioned with 37 queries for four hours,” said Kawer. (Victor Mambor/rom)