Ad­vin­cula out on bail; PNP awaits his sworn state­ment

Sun Star Bacolod - - Nation -

THE Philippine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) will wait for the sworn state­ment of Peter Joemel Ad­vin­cula be­fore launch­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion on his al­le­ga­tions against Sen­a­tor Antonio Tril­lanes IV, Vice Pres­i­dent Maria Leonor “Leni” Ro­bredo and the Lib­eral Party.

Ad­vin­cula, who is fac­ing charges of estafa, posted bail last week. He left PNP cus­tody on Satur­day, May 25, 2019, PNP Chief Os­car Al­bay­alde said.

Al­bay­alde said a team of in­ves­ti­ga­tors has pre­pared a case folder on Ad­vin­cula’s claims.

“Wala pa siyang (sworn af­fi­davit) na pinipirma­han so how can we start the in­ves­ti­ga­tion? But we are pre­par­ing for that meron na kam­ing ded­i­cated team from the CIDG (Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion and De­tec­tion Group) na gagawa noon (in­ves­ti­ga­tion) but un­til he gives his sworn state­ment then wala,” Al­bay­alde said in a press con­fer­ence on Monday, May 27, 2019.

(We al­ready have a ded­i­cated team from the CIDG that will con­duct the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. But they could not start un­til he gives his sworn state­ment.)

“But we have started of course ‘yung sinasabi niya. but with­out his sworn state­ment pati ‘yung mga pan­galan at lu­gar na pinagsasab­i niya it has to be cov­ered by a sworn state­ment,” he added.

Ad­vic­nula, who claimed to be “Bikoy” in the series of “Ang To­toong Narco-list” videos, sur­ren­dered to the PNP Thurs­day, May 23.

In a press con­fer­ence on Fri­day, May 24, he claimed that the videos were or­ches­trated by the LP and Tril­lanes who al­legedly want to oust Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte and in­stall Ro­bredo as pres­i­dent. Ro­bredo is then sup­pos­edly ex­pected to ap­point Tril­lanes as her vice pres­i­dent.

Ad­vin­cula claimed he was promised P500,000 to pose as “Bikoy”, but he was not paid when the LP can­di­dates lost in the May 13, 2019 elec­tions.

Al­bay­alde said Ad­vin­cula did not re­quest for any se­cu­rity amid claims that there is a threat against his life and his fam­ily.

But the PNP chief said he has di­rected the Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice in Bi­col to as­sess whether Ad­vin­cula’s fam­ily in Don­sol, Sor­so­gon was fac­ing se­cu­rity threats./suns­tar Philip­pines

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