Wamena, Jubi – The Wamena District Court threw out a pre-trial motion challenging Jayawijaya Police’s arrest of Roby Pekey for alleged motorcycle theft.
The court rejected all the petitioner’s arguments on Tuesday (4/8/2015) after hearings that lasted for 7 days.
After the hearing, Chairman of Justice and Human Rights Coalition of Papua Central Highland, Theo Hesegem explained that Judge’s decision was commonly happened in the Court. “We filed the pre-trial against the police because it’s a control function to do by civil society in regards to the implementation of law enforcement. Thus, the police could be professional in doing their task,” Theo Hesegem told reporters.
He further explained the pre-trial is aimed to improve the Police’s performance and relationship with people. This is considered as a step forward in executing a community control. He also admitted for not being disappointed of the Court’s verdict.
“For the next step, we will file other legal process to Judicial Commission to further questioning the verdict of Wamena Distric Court, because anyone has the right to apply a pre-trial. We will see the result,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Jayawijaya Police Chief Adjunct Police Commissionaire Ronny Thaba said the legal process against Roby Pekey would still on going after the pre-trial. “I have given instruction to Investigation and Crime Unit Chief to immediately arrest Roby Pekey who’s still allowed to stay in hospital due to humanity reason. But we will question him as a witness. Once we had sufficient proof, he would be named as suspect,” the Chief said. (Islami/rom)