Berdikari.co, Lampung English - Mustopa, a resident from Sukajaya Village, Kedondong District, Pesawaran Regency, Lampung, shot at the Central Indonesian Ulema Council Office in Jakarta, using an airsoft gun twice. The perpetrator died after shooting.
The perpetrator shot at the Central Indonesian Ulema Council office using an airsoft gun causing the glass to shatter. Two employees of the Central Indonesian Ulema Council were injured as a result of being hit by splinters of glass and bullets fired by the perpetrator.
Before shooting, the perpetrator came and preached himself as a prophet, and this was the second time he had come to the office of the Indonesian Ulema Council. The shooting occurred, Tuesday 2 May 2023 around 10.30 AM.
Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Ulema Council, Anwar Abbas, revealed that the shooter had come to the Indonesian Ulema Council twice to meet MUI Chairman KH Miftachul Akhyar.
"In the story told by the head of the office, that person has come to the Indonesian Ulema Council twice wanting to meet the Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council. He proclaims himself a prophet, he wants to meet the leadership. Well, today he came again," said Anwar Abbas .
Then the officer asked the perpetrator to wait downstairs, because KH Miftachul Akhyar was having a meeting on the fourth floor. Not long after, the perpetrator immediately opened fire.
"Maybe he was impatient, he immediately shot. Maybe he thought he would be hindered," he added.
The Indonesian Ulema Council also showed one of the letters sent by the perpetrators of the shooting at the Central Indonesian Ulema Council office. The letter contained the claim of the shooter as a prophet.
The letter was shown by the Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council for Fatwa, Asrorun Niam, at the Indonesian Ulema Council Office, Jalan Proklamasi, Central Jakarta, Tuesday 2 May 20234. The letter was addressed to the Chairman of the MUI and had the words '6th letter' at the top letter.
The letter was also signed by the perpetrator, who was later identified as Mustopa. The perpetrator himself died after the shooting at the Indonesian Ulema Council Office occurred.
Deputy Secretary General of the Indonesian Ulema Council for Da'wah and Improvement Centers, Akhlak Bangsa Arif Fahrudin said the perpetrator's actions resulted in two staff members of the Indonesian Ulema Council being injured by glass splinters and bullets.
"One was hit by a shot, but it was a softgun, the softgun hit his back and then only the skin was scratched, there was no problem," said Masduki who is also the Head of the Information and Communication Division of the Indonesian Ulema Council.
According to Masduki, the victim who was more seriously injured was the one who was hit by a splinter of glass.
"We will see what kind of condition the victim is in, but it is not yet certain whether the Vice President will visit the victim or not because usually the Vice President has the wisdom that when there is a victim, he must conduct a review of the victim," Masduki explained.
The Deputy Secretary General of the Indonesian Ulema Council for Law and Human Rights, Ikhsan Abdullah suspects that what the perpetrators did was a form of terror claiming to be God. "I think this is a form of terror that claims to be God. Yes, he said he claimed to be God," said Ikhsan.
According to Ikhsan, no one knows this person. At the time of the incident, activities at the Indonesian Ulema Council Office in Jakarta were having a leadership meeting and friendly activities.
Kapolda Metro Jaya, Inspector General Karyoto explained, the shooting incident started at 11.24 AM, when a man who was later identified as 60-year-old Mustopa came to the Central MUI office and asked to meet with the Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council.
"At 11.24 AM, at this place an unknown person entered from the front door, then looked for the Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council, wanting to meet with the Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council," said Karyoto at the Indonesian Ulema Council office.
He said the security guard at the Office of the Central Indonesian Ulema Council had asked the purpose and who the Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council was to meet. Karyoto said the man suddenly drew a weapon.
"Then the person concerned took out a weapon," he said.
Karyoto revealed that the weapon used by the perpetrators was suspected to be an airsoft gun. This, he said, was known from the shape of the weapon and the marks of the shots.
"There are pellets filled with bullets, there are also small gas cylinders, which are called airsoft guns, not firearms," he said.
After shooting, the perpetrator was chased by the security of the Indonesian Ulema Council office. The suspect then fainted while being detained.
"Related came out, the Pamdal and employees inside were chased. Then they were secured, for a while the perpetrator fainted," said Karyoto.
Officers then took the perpetrator who fainted to the nearest health center. Some time later, the perpetrator was declared dead.
"Brought to the Polsek, and currently at the Menteng Health Center. Currently his condition is deceased," said Karyoto.
The body of the perpetrator of the shooting at the Indonesian Ulema Council office has been sent to the Police Hospital, Kramat Jati, East Jakarta. The body was immediately put into the Forensic Medicine Installation room at the National Police Hospital.
"Currently, an autopsy is being carried out. From there, the cause of death will be known," said Central Jakarta Metro Police Chief Kombes Komaruddin at the Central Indonesian Ulama Council office.
He said drugs were found in the suspect's bag. In addition, there are letters that are currently still being investigated by investigators.
"Because also found in his bag items such as drugs, account books, and several sheets of letters," he said.
Meanwhile, Head of Public Relations of the Lampung Police, Kombes Zahwani Pandra Arsyad, said the shooter at the Indonesian Ulema Council Office in Central Jakarta was known as Mustopa, a resident from Sukajaya Village, Kedondong District, Pesawaran Regency.
"Indeed, from the records, there are case files from police records that we got. The case was that the perpetrator damaged one of the vital object facilities at the Lampung Regional House of Representatives office in 2016," said Pandra.
At that time, Mustopa was charged with Article 406 of the Criminal Code and was sentenced to 5 months in prison for vandalism. In that case, continued Pandra, Mostopa also claimed to be the messenger of the prophet.
"That is what is alleged in the indictment of Article 406 of the Criminal Code regarding vandalism. And he always claims that he is the representative of the Prophet Muhammad SAW," he said.
Pandra said that his party continues to coordinate with Polda Metro Jaya in handling this case. The Lampung Regional Police and the Pesawaran Police are still digging for information on the address listed on the identity.
"Now basically the Lampung Police will back up investigations and investigations in the light of a problem that occurred in the case that occurred in the shooting at the Indonesian Ulema Council office. The point is how do we join the investigation, yes, join in the investigation of this case. The Lampung Police are backing up Polda Metro Jaya," he explained.
Pesawaran Police Chief, AKBP Pratomo Widodo confirmed this identity as the perpetrator of the shooting at the Jakarta Indonesian Ulema Council office. His party is coordinating with Polda Metro Jaya.
"We continue to coordinate with Polda Metro Jaya, if the identity found at the crime scene is indeed a resident of Pesawaran," said Pratomo.
Pratomo said that his party had met with the Mustopa family in Sukajaya Village, Kedondong District, Pesawaran Regency. "That's right, it has been recognized by the family according to the address at the scene of the incident," he said.
Pratomo said that Mustopa had indeed been involved in a vandalism case at the office of the Regional People's Legislative Assembly for Lampung Province in 2016.
"Yes, from the statement of his family it was acknowledged that this Mustopa had vandalized the office of the Regional People's Legislative Assembly for Lampung Province in 2016," said Pratomo.
Currently, the Pesawaran Police are still digging for information from the perpetrator's family regarding the shooting incident at the Central Indonesian Ulema Council office.
Chairman of the Lampung Indonesian Ulama Council, M. Mukri, admitted that he was concerned about the incident. "Of course we are concerned and deeply regret why this has happened. We condemn such an incident, especially as Lampung residents, apart from being concerned, we are also ashamed," he said.
Mukri emphasized that this incident was to draw the attention of Lampung stakeholders to be more serious about dealing with radical groups.
"Who the person is and what the motive is, we don't know yet, but what is certain is that the shooting at the office of the Indonesian Ulema Council is very unfortunate," he said.
He hopes that the police can immediately uncover the motive of the shooter so that slander does not appear in the community.
"Moreover, recently these radical groups have been running or hiding to Lampung. So I think the State Intelligence Agency and the Regional Police will oversee this," he stated.
The Minister of Religion, Yaqut Cholil Qoumas also criticized the shooting that took place at the office of the Central Indonesian Ulema Council. According to Yaqut, acts of violence cannot be justified, whatever their motives and goals.
"I strongly condemn any act of violence, including the shooting that took place at the Indonesian Ulema Council office," said Menang Yaqut in a statement on the official website of the Ministry of Religion, Tuesday 2 May 2023.
Vice President Ma'ruf Amin also said he was concerned about the shooting at the office of the Central Indonesian Ulema Council in Menteng, Central Jakarta. Ma'ruf Amin asked the police to thoroughly investigate the shooting case.
"The Vice President is concerned about the incident and asked the security forces, especially the police, to thoroughly investigate this incident," said Vice Presidential spokesman Ma'ruf, Masduki Baidlowi. (*)