SORSOGON – The chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has ordered the relief of 4 CIDG men for allegedly attempting to extort money from a barangay councilor.
CIDG Director Benjamin Magalong removed the personnel from office based on the complaint filed by the sibling of the the victim, identified as Jimmy Espaldon.
According to CIDG Public Information Officer Police C/Insp. Elizabeth Jasmin, the officers were under the leadership of Police Sr. Insp. Marvin Pedere.
Based on an investigation, Pedere and 3 of his personnel went to Espaldon’s house in Barangay Mabini in Casiguran, Sorsogon, with a search warrant.
However, they did not find any weapon inside the house except for some bullets that the victim’s sibling used when he was training under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The police also searched and entered neighboring houses but found nothing.
Despite this, the policemen still brought Espaldon with them to “court,” but the complainant said the victim was brought to a restaurant.
Inside the restaurant, the policemen asked for P35,000 and even asked Espaldon to pay for their meals. — report from Edwin Sevidal, DZMM
Original article is published at abs-cnbnews.com on May 26, 2014.