Indonesia’s anti-graft agency detains former sports minister hinh anh 1Former Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi. (Photo: TEMPO.CO/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on September 27 announced it had detained former Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi after questioning him for several hours related to a corruption case.

The former minister is detained for the initial period of 20 days, said KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah.

Last week, Nahrawi resigned from his ministerial post a day after being declared as a suspect in the case related to a grant package the Ministry of Youth and Sports had given to the National Sports Committee (KONI). He was declared a suspect along with his personal assistant.

Nahrawi allegedly received a 26.5 billion rupiah (1.88 million USD) commitment fee in disbursement of the grant proposed by the KONI.

The money had allegedly been used for his personal purposes through his personal assistant.

Representatives of the KONI are accused of giving some of the money to Nahrawi through his assistant on five occasions.

The case surfaced after the KPK launched a campaign in December 2018, confiscating 7.4 billion rupiah.
Former Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Idrus Marham was sentenced to three years in jail in April for bribery in relation to the case.

The KPK has prosecuted hundreds of politicians, officials, and businessmen since its formation in 2002, becoming one of the country's most respected agencies./.