Susno denies accepting bribes from Gayus, Sjahril

Former National Police detective chief Comr. Gen. Susno Duadji has denied allegations that he received bribes from former tax official Gayus Tambunan and former diplomat Sjahril Djohan.

Susno’s lawyer Mohammad Assegaf said Saturday his client had never been in touch with the two people, who have been named suspects in an alleged case brokering mafia.

“I have clarified the matter to Pak Susno and the allegations are not true,” Assegaf said as quoted by Antara.

Susno is scheduled to face police investigators on Tuesday in connection with the case brokering practice after Gayus and Sjahril claimed to have given money to Susno.

Assegaf said both Gayus and Sjahril had intended to give Rp 500 million to his client, but never materialized.

The lawyer said his client would turn up for the questioning, unless he fell sick. “So far Pak Susno has no intention to skip the questioning,” Assegaf said.

Gayus stole public attention after Susno revealed last month that a number of police officers had allegedly fixed an investigation into the junior tax official, who amassed suspicious funds worth Rp 28 billion.