Former mayor arrested for ignoring police summons

Padangekspres.net-The North Sumatra Police on Tuesday arrested former Binjai mayor Ali Umri for his alleged involvement in the embezzlement of Rp 900 million (US$106,200) from the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI).

Ali remains a witness, but was arrested because he had apparently ignored the police’s summons twice, North Sumatra Police special crimes director Sr. Comr. Sadono Budinugroho said Tuesday in Medan.

“We arrested him at his house on Jl. Karya,” Sadono said, adding that Ali was accompanied by his lawyer during the police questioning.

The police had earlier named Binjai Council Speaker Haris Harto as a suspect in the case, tempointeraktif.com reported.

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