A sharia policeman in Aceh is caught in toilet sex with a teenage girl.
Several cases of sex crimes by officials recently in Aceh:
First on 12th April 2007 Puji Wijayanto, a senior judge at the State Court in Sabang, Aceh, was arrested in a hotel room along with a woman he is not married to by the sharia police, Wilayatul Hisbah (WH). His case will likely be taken to the Sharia Court eventually.
Secondly a case involving a religious policeman falling into temptation. 33 year old Raihanuddin Lubis, a patrolman of the Wilayatul Hisbah/WH employed by the Islamic Sharia Office of Aceh, was arrested by citizens in a public toilet along with a 16 or 17 year old girl, Nurlela or Mah/Magdalena, in Banda Aceh on 19th April.
One of the villagers who took part in the arrest, a middle aged woman, said:
We never thought he would do something like that because he has always been a man who went to the mosque.
It turned out later that Raihanuddin had arranged to meet Nurlela in the toilet via SMS messaging.
The happy couple.
After these events the men of the Wilayatul Hisbah are said to be greatly embarrassed and shy about doing their patrols to enforce sharia law. One sharia official, Syafruddin, said the arrest of Raihanuddin was affecting the work performance of his men.
Wilayatul Hisbah sharia police in Banda Aceh are threatening to go on strike unless Raihanuddin Lubis is punished.
Some ordinary citizens are said to be complaining that since the Raihanuddin Lubis public toilet sex incident the young people of the city are no longer afraid of the religious police and so young men and women are mixing freely again. antara