Jakarta: The National Police's Anti-Football Mafia Task Force has decided to arrest evidence-tapering suspect and former Indonesia Football Association (PSSI) acting chairman Joko "Jokdri" Driyono for 20 days.
"The arrest was based on article 363, article 235, article 233, article 221 as well as article 255," the Task Force's head Brig. Gen. Pol. Hendro Pandowo told the press on Monday.
Last month, Jokdri was named as a suspect in an alleged evidence tampering case. According to police, his status was confirmed following a search of his apartment in the South Jakarta district of Kuningan.
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"We officially named Pak Joko Driyono a suspect. We also banned him from travelling abroad," the Jakarta Metro Police spokesperson told the press in early February," the task force's spokesperson Sr. Comr. Pol. Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono told journalists in early February.
Established in the end of 2018, the anti-football mafia task force has named dozens of suspects. In addition to that, the task force also has seized various pieces of evidence.
Some of the suspects are PSSI Executive Committee member Johan Lin Eng, PSSI Executive Committee member Hidayat, PSSI Disciplinary Committe Dwi Irianto, Referee Committee member Priyanto, Priyanto's daughter Anik Yuni Artika Sari, referee Nurul Safarid, former PSMP official Vigit Waluyo, PSSI Referee director Mansur Lestaluhu as well as Jokdri's driver Muhammad Mardani Mogit.
PSSI's Executive Committee (Exco) recently announced Gusti Randa as PSSI's new acting chairman. The member of the Exco initially planned to appoint Iwan Budianto as Jokdri's successor.
According to reports, PSSI reportedly will hold an extraordinary congress in August 2019. In addition to that, PSSI leaders will also hold a meeting with FIFA.
Created in 1930, PSSI is the governing body of football in Indonesia. Popularized during the Dutch colonial era, Football is one of the most popular sports in the country.