June 11, 2016
Jayapura, Jubi – Melianus Duwitauw, a witness to the case of the death of the Secretary of Papuan Merchants Solidarity (Solpap), Robert Jitmau (Rojit), has now been interviewed by the police. In addition, Melianus also reported beating by the time of the crash that killed Rojit on 20 May.
“The Team of lawyers assisting Melianus Duwitau in Papua Police office in terms of making a police report, related to the beating suffered by Melianus Duwitau. Papua Police directed us to make police report at the Jayapura Police South Station, ” wrote Hardi, one member of the team of lawyers who advocate Rojit’s case, through short message received Jubi, Saturday (06/11/2016).
He added that the team of lawyers assisting Melianus Duwitau made police report at the police South station with a report number: LP / 312 / VI / 2016 / Papua / Res JPR City / Sek Japsel on Friday 10 June 2016 and a letter of proof of report number: TBL / 312 / VI / 2016 / Papua / Resta Jayapura / Sekta Japsel.
Melianus Duwitauw, admitted to JUBI being hit by someone when he fell after the car rammed Rojit. He did not know who hit him.
“I fell, then someone hit me,” said Melianus briefly about the beating.
South Jayapura police chief, Commissioner Heru Hidayanto confirmed Melianus has been questioned by the police.
We have the witness, Melianus Duwitau, statement, after undergoing treatment in a hospital,” quoted by Antara news agency on Saturday (06/11/2016).
Regarding the request of the family of the late Rojit for the case to be transferred to the Papua Police Provinsial office, Heru confirmed that is true.
“Yes, there is such a request, but we have investigated and process this case, soon the case will be completed,” he said again.
Heru also reiterated that Rojit, an activist of Papua Solidarity Merchants (Solpap), died because hit by a four-wheel vehicle drivers who were drunk when he was at the scene at street Ring Road, near the tourist beach Hamadi, South Jayapura District.
“Based on witness testimony and evidence we get, the deceased were killed by a car-hit. Investigators have not received other correlations in this case,” he said. (*)