JAKARTA – Pastor Paniel Kogoya is suspected of selling firearms (senpi) to armed criminal group (KKB) in Nduga, Papua since 2018.
Previously, the police arrested Paniel Kogoya (PK) after receiving information from Didy Chandra Warobay (DC) and Fuad Arisetyadi (FA), who have also been named as suspects in possession of firearms.
Head of the Nemangkawi Operation Public Relations Task Force Kombes M Iqbal Alqudussy said the suspect Didy Chandra met Paniel Kogoya in front of Oyehe Market, Nabire Regency.
“During the meeting DCW brothers offered me a scrap of scrap metal (firearms). But the PK suspect said ‘I don’t dare’, then they exchanged cellphone numbers and returned to their respective homes, “said Iqbal in his statement, Tuesday (20/4/2021).
Two weeks after meeting the suspect Didy Chandra Warobay, Paniel Kogoya met 3 people at his house. The three men claimed to be members of the KKB led by Egianus Kogoya.
“PK was at home, visited by three local men who claimed to be named GG, JG and one other person whose name he forgot. And said that from Nduga Regency, was the OPM (Free Papua Organization) from the Egianus Kogoya group, “he explained.
The purpose of the arrival of the three members KKB that is, you want to find 4 firearms. At that time they claimed to have Rp1 billion in funds. With details of 2 M16 weapons and 2 SS1 weapons.
“Knowing this, at that time PK alias Peni contacted DC via telephone and asked, ‘Is there any item that you conveyed at that time?’, ‘Yes, there is,’ SS1 weapon costs 350 million rupiah,” said Iqbal mimicking the conversation of the suspects.
After it was agreed, one of the KKB members handed over money to Pastor Paniel Kogoya to buy firearms.
“And the next day GG handed over the money to PK and then contacted DC to deliver weapons somewhere,” said Iqbal.
“The person concerned will be subject to Article 1 paragraph (1) of the Emergency Law No. 12 of 1951 in conjunction with Article 55 of the Criminal Code with the threat of a sentence of 10 years in prison,” he concluded.