A joint team from the Yahukimo Police and the Nemangkawi Ops Task Force arrested Senate Soll, one of the leaders of the Armed Criminal Group (KKB), in Dekai, Papua.
The arrests were made on Thursday (2/9/2021) at around 05.00 WIT.
“When arrested, the Soll Senate resisted so that members were forced to shoot and hit the right leg,” said Director of the General Criminal Investigation (Reskrimum) of the Papua Regional Police Kombes Faisal Rahmadani in Jayapura, Thursday as quoted by Antara.
Currently, the Soll Senate alias Ananias Yalak is still receiving treatment at the Dekai Hospital and will be evacuated to Jayapura today.
The Soll Senate is a former member of the Indonesian Army. Initially, he was involved in the sale and purchase of 155 rounds of ammunition in 2018, when he was still a member of the Indonesian Army.
In fact, the Nemangkawi Task Force included the Soll Senate as one of three figures who mobilized power for the KKB, the other two being Tenius Gwijangge and Temianus Magayang.
Tenius Gwijangge was the figure who led the KKB when he killed four construction workers in Bingki Village, Seradala District, Yahukimo Regency on June 25.
In addition, the KKB led by Tenius Gwijangge is also suspected of killing two workers who were building a bridge in Barza River on Sunday, August 22, 2021.
Then, Temianus Magayang was the leader of the KKB which was engaged in the Yahukimo area.
This armed group was once involved in the killing of two members of the Indonesian Army from the Airborne Infantry Battalion 432 Kostrad.
In addition to killing members of the TNI, the KKB led by Temianus Magayang also seized the victim’s 5.56 caliber SS2 V1 firearm on 18 May 2021.
He and his group are said to be involved in the murder case in Dekai that occurred on August 11, 20, and 26, 2020.
One of the victims of the Soll Senate is Hendry Jovinski who is a staff of the Yahukimo KPUD.
“They only have figures, no leadership, there are Tenius Gwijangge, Temianus Magayang and the Soll Senate,” said Kombes Faisal on Wednesday (25/8/2021).
It is known that the Soll Senate is a former member of TN I who was fired in 2018 for being involved in buying and selling firearms ammunition in Mimika Regency. After being fired, he later defected and joined the KKB in Papua.
Referring to the Directory of Decisions at the Jayapura Military Court III-19, the Soll Senate was tried in absentia or without the presence of the defendant. The decision against the Soll Senate was read by a panel of military judges on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
At that time, the Soll Senate was listed as an Army soldier who served in Battalion 754/ENK with the last rank being Prada.
He was later found guilty and dismissed from military service because he was found guilty of the crime of desertion due to absence from service without permission for 30 consecutive days.
This was allegedly done when he was about to be arrested on September 10, 2018 for being involved in selling ammunition to the public. He was uncooperative and instead fled to the forest.
The Mastermind of the Yahukimo KPUD Staff Murder
During his escape, in August 2020 the Soll Senate was strongly suspected of committing the murder of the General Election Commission (KPU) staff of Yahukimo Regency, Hendry Jovinski.
After the murder, the police published a wanted list (DPO) for the perpetrator on behalf of Ananias Yalak, alias Senate Soll.
According to the Papuan Police Chief at the time, Inspector General Paul Waterpauw, it was suspected that the former TNI member killed the victim out of frustration with his dismissal.
“I have ordered the Director of Criminal Investigation, Dansat Brimob and Wadir Intelkam of the Papuan Police to carry out backups for handling cases so that they are immediately revealed and the perpetrators can be arrested,” said Paulus, Tuesday, August 25, 2020, quoted from Kompas.com.
For the time being there are four police reports related to the Soll Senate including the murder of KPU staff Yahukimo Hendri Jovinski which was carried out on 11 August 2020 and the murder of Muhammad Thoyib on 20 August 2020.
“Regarding police reports, it is likely that the members will continue to investigate,” said Kombes Faisal.