Ira Ua, who is the wife of Randy Badjideh, accused of the murder of mother and child, Astri Manafe and Lael Maccabee, was detained as of Wednesday (25/5/2022) night.
This detention was confirmed by the Head of Public Relations of the NTT Police, AKBP Ariasandy, SIK when confirmed Wednesday (25/5/2022) night.
“(Suspect Ira) has been detained, for the administration of a temporary detention order (sprinhan) is being prepared,” he said.
The Ditreskrimum Polda NTT sent a summons to the suspect for questioning on Tuesday (24/5/2022).
However, Ira Ua only went to the NTT Police at night and was questioned by investigators from the NTT Police Ditreskrimum.
After being examined, Ira Ua was not allowed to go home and is still being kept in the Criminal Investigation Directorate of the NTT Police. The examination was continued on Wednesday (25/5/2022).
As of 23.00 WITA, the suspect Ira Ua is still being questioned by investigators.
At the beginning of December 2021, NTT Police investigators had first named Randy Badjideh (Ira Ua’s husband) as a suspect in this murder case.
Meanwhile, the fifth pre-trial hearing on the determination of Ira Ua as a suspect was held on Thursday (19/5/2022) at the Kupang District Court.
The panel of sole judges, Derman P. Nababan, in its decision handed down the decision to reject the applicant’s application in the pretrial hearing for the determination of Ira Ua alias Ira as a suspect. Thus, the determination of Ira Ua as a suspect by the NTT Police is valid.
Reason for Detention
Meanwhile, the Head of Public Relations of the NTT Police, AKBP Ariasandy also mentioned a number of reasons why the suspect Ira Ua was detained.
“That according to the Arrest Warrant number: SP-Kap/13/V/2022/ Ditreskrimum Polda NTT, dated May 25, 2022, Investigators/Auxiliary Investigators at the Ditreskrimum Polda NTT, assessing that the suspect Irawaty Astana Dewi alias Ira has been detained,” explained Kabid NTT Police Public Relations, AKBP Ariasandy, SIK, Thursday (26/5/2022).
“The suspect Irawaty Astana Dewi alias Ira, based on sufficient preliminary evidence, is strongly suspected of having committed a criminal act of premeditated murder as referred to in Article 340 of the Subs Criminal Code Article 338 of the Criminal Code Jo Article 55 Paragraph (1) to 2 of the Criminal Code Jo Article 80 Paragraph (3) and (4 ) In conjunction with Article 76 C of Law No. 35 of 2014, regarding amendments to Law No. 23 of 2002 concerning Child Protection or Article 221 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code,” said Head of Public Relations of the NTT Police, AKBP Ariasandy.
Another reason is that the threat of punishment for the suspect Irawaty Astana Dewi alias Ira is above 5 years.
“In order not to run away, destroy evidence and do it again,” added the former TTS Police Chief.
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