A DISMISSED policeman wanted for a string of criminal charges is now under the custody of the Philippine National Police Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group, PNP-IMEG director Brigadier General Warren F. De Leon said on Saturday.
In a report to PNP chief General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr., the official said ex-Police Staff Sergeant Percival Ladores turned himself over to officers of the IMEG Luzon Field Unit and the Gapan City Police Station last Wednesday afternoon after feeling the heat of an ongoing operation to get him.
Brig. Gen. De Leon said they have found out that Ladores was dismissed from the police force for his involvement in separate cases of robbery, perjury and arbitrary detention.
He said that the 36-year old ex-cop residing in Barangay Hermogenes Concepcion in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija is now being held at the Gapan City police jail.
A record check showed that the accused is the subject of the following warrants of arrest: a warrant for ‘planting’ of evidence under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 with no bail recommended by Judge Elenita Evangelista-Casipit of the Gapan City Regional Trial Court Branch 36 on May 18, 2023;
A warrant of arrest for robbery with violence against or intimidation of persons issued by the same court on the same year with a P100,000 recommended bail;
A warrant of arrest for perjury issued by Judge Norma Gonzales-Ramos of the Gapan City Third Judicial Region on May 17, 2023 with a recommended bail of P18,000; and a second warrant of arrest for arbitrary detention under Article 124 of the Revised Penal Code issued by Judge Gonzales-Ramos on May 17, 2023 with an P18,000 recommended bail.
Brig. Gen. De Leon said the arrest of the ex-policeman is part of their ongoing stepped-up effort to account for all active and dismissed members of the 228,000-strong police force who have been ordered arrested by the court for involvement in various criminal offenses.