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Barbers backs ‘cover-up’ angle in ninja cop case

April 11, 2023 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 152 views

SURIGAO del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers, chairman of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs, has strongly backed up the pronouncements of Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos on the alleged “massive attempt to cover-up” dismissed Police Master Sergeant Rodolfo Mayo’s arrest on drug-related charges during a raid in October of 2022 where more than one ton of recycled shabu was seized from his lending company’s office in his own building in Manila.

“The Committee on Dangerous Drugs has been conducting its own investigation on this incident involving dismissed cop Mayo and other ranking police officers. We have unearthed evidence, testimonial, and documentary, as well as authentic CCTV (footage) that revealed the damning truth and the real story behind several incidents that were peddled by some scalawags. Indeed there is much truth [in] a massive attempt to exonerate Sgt. Mayo and other personalities involved in the raid and/or connected to him. Soon these pieces of evidence will unravel and reveal the real story. While we cannot prosecute, we are empowered to endorse our findings to all relevant agencies and the proper courts to take action, as well as enact remedial legislations to ensure that the incident will not be repeated,” Barbers said.

“I am happy that our DILG Secretary is firm in cleansing the ranks of our national police. We in the House of Representatives will always support him in every way possible to strengthen our law enforcement units in order to ensure the safety and protection of the people,” Barbers said.