Ferdy Sambo is a former high-ranking Indonesian National Police officer who last served as the Head of the Profession and Security Division of the Indonesian National Police with the rank of Inspector General of Police. He is known for ordering the murder of his own aide-de-camp; Brigadier Nofriansyah Yosua Hutabarat. Wikipedia
His wife, Putri Candrawathi, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for her role in the murder of police officer Nofriansyah Yosua Hutabarat, only a few hours after her husband Ferdy Sambo received the death sentence for becoming the mastermind of the murder.
Putri Gets 20 Years in Prison after Husband Ferdy Sambo Sentenced to Death
BY :MUHAMMAD AULIA
FEBRUARY 13, 2023
Jakarta. Putri Candrawathi was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for her role in the murder of police officer Nofriansyah Yosua Hutabarat, only a few hours after her husband Ferdy Sambo received the death sentence for becoming the mastermind of the murder.
The sentence came as a surprise to many as prosecutors last month recommended a prison sentence of only eight years for her.
Presiding Judge Wahyu Iman Santoso argued that not only had Putri failed to show any remorse, but she also attempted to portray herself as the victim in the case by accusing the slain officer as a rapist.
“The defendant doesn’t admit her crime, instead she portrays herself as the victim,” Judge Wahyu said, reading out the verdict at the South Jakarta District Court.
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The murder plot, which is detailed in a 97-page indictment and witnesses’ testimonies, reads like a crime novel.
It all started on July 7, 2022, a day before the murder, when Ferdy’s wife Putri Chandrawathi, 49, telephoned him to complain that Nofriansyah had tried to sexually harass her during a trip to Magelang, Central Java. She repeated her claim when they returned to Jakarta the next afternoon.
Furious, Ferdy summoned another subordinate, junior police officer Richard Eliezer Pudihang Lumliu, 24, and asked if he “had the guts to shoot” Nofriansyah. Richard expressed his readiness.
Ferdy told Richard that Nofriansyah had insulted him and that he “must die”, Judge Wahyu told the court.
“The defendant (Ferdy) said that if Richard were to kill, Ferdy would be able to protect him. But if Ferdy were to kill instead, he wouldn’t be able to protect everyone,” the judge said.
Ferdy said the shooting would be seen as an act of self-defence and him providing protection to Putri.
That evening, at Ferdy’s residence in South Jakarta, Richard fired his Glock-17 three or four times at an unarmed Nofriansyah until he collapsed. Holding a gun in his gloved hand, Ferdy then fatally shot the wounded man with a bullet to the back of his head.
The two-star general then staged the scene to make it look like a shoot-out between his two subordinates. He shot at a wall near Nofriansyah several times. He then placed the dead man’s gun back in his hand and manipulated it to fire at the opposite wall.
But his scheme was exposed after footage showing police ordering Nofriansyah’s family not to open his coffin when it was delivered to their home went viral on social media. Discrepancies soon emerged between official police statements and accounts by Nofriansyah’s family, who suspected foul play after seeing bruises and cuts on his body, in addition to bullet wounds.
Watch the re-enactment of the murder of