Relieves entire QC CIDG personnel
PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar on Thursday ordered the PNP Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) to conduct summary dismissal proceedings against two Metro Manila policemen recently arrested for involvement in amajor crime last Monday.
Set to be dismissed from the police service are Police Senior Master Sergeant Bernardo Oriol Jr., a member of the Manila Police District jailed for his involvement in the murder of a Chinese businessman in Binondo, Manila and Staff Sgt. Manuel Bien, a member of the Police Security and Protection Group arrested in an anti-narcotics operation in Mandaluyong City.
Gen. Eleazar said that Oriol was tagged as a suspect in the August 2 murder of Chinese businessman Naiquian Yuan last August in Binondo.
The victim was ambushed by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Malate. Following a thorough investigation, the MPD headed by Brigadier Gen. Leo M. Francisco arrested the policeman and his suspected cohort, Chinese national Shi Shanbang in Binondo district four days after the killing.
MPD investigators said Oriol’s outfit looked similar to the clothes worn by one of the motorcycle-riding suspects and his motorcycle also matched the description of the motorbike used in the ambush.
On the other hand, SSgt. Bien was identified as the alleged source of shabu seized from known drug dealer Alfie Gomen in Mandaluyong City last August 9.
“Inatasan ko na ang Internal Affairs Service sa pamumuno ni Inspector General Alfegar Triambulo na tutukan at umpisahan sa lalong madaling panahon ang summary dismissal proceedings laban sa pulis Maynila na sangkot sa pagpatay sa isang negosyante at isang pulis sa Mandaluyong na nahulihan ng shabu matapos siyang ituro ng isang drug pusher na supplier ng droga,” said Gen. Eleazar.
“Kasabay ng administrative case, sisiguraduhin nating mahaharap sa kasong kriminal ang mga ito. Hindi mag-aatubili ang PNP na alisin sa hanay ang mga sumisira sa tiwala at kumpiyansa ng ating mga kababayan sa kapulisan,” he added.
ORDERS RELIEF OF ENTIRE Q.C. CIDG PERSONNEL AMID EXTORTION CHARGES
At the same time, the top cop also ordered PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group director, Major Gen. Albert Ignatius D. Ferro to replace all personnel of the CIDG Quezon City District Field Unit amid allegations of extortion that rocked the unit.
The head of the CIDG Q.C. DFU and one of his men were earlier relieved by Ferro and subjected to investigation over allegations they tried to extort P3 million for the release of Adrian Dominic Ang, the owner of ADA Farm Agriventure which has been accused of involvement in a multi-million fraudulent investment scheme.
Gen. Eleazar ordered Ferro to also ‘disarm and put the concerned CIDG personnel under restrictive custody’ while undergoing investigation.
“Walang lugar sa PNP ang mga ganitong uri ng pulis at makakaasa ang ating mga kababayan ng patuloy na paglilinis sa aming hanay bilang bahagi ng aming Intensified Cleanliness Policy,” the PNP chief said