The Indonesian National Police confirmed that the suspicious item hanging on the front gate of a house belonging to Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Agus Rahardjo on January 9 is, in fact, a fake explosive device.
According to a report obtained by The Jakarta Post, a bomb squad officer discovered a black bag hanging on the fence of Agus’ house in Bekasi at around 5.30am on January 9. He also found material resembling components of a high explosive pipe bomb, such as a detonator, cable, nails, and a pipe.
“It is confirmed to be a fake bomb,” said Insp. Gen. Mohammad Iqbal, Polri spokesman at the Polri main headquarters today, January 10.
The fake bomb imitated the construction of a real bomb by using a cylindrical PVC pipe, detonator, a fuse, and cables. There were also 7-centimeter nails and white substances suspected to be white cement and a Panasonic Neo 9 Voll battery.
“However, it wasn’t a single unit like what an explosive should be,” said Iqbal. Police also confirmed that the white substance did not have the chemistry to detonate and promises to continue its investigation.