Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II stated he shouldn’t be blamed over the dismissal of the drug criticism in opposition to rich businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim.
“Procedurally, my office has no hand nor say on the resolution of this case,” he defined.
A panel of prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a decision which dismissed the drug criticism filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in opposition to Lim and his co-respondents which embody self-confessed drug lord Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr.
The criticism is predicated on the sworn assertion of considered one of their co-respondents, arrested drug supplier Marcelo Adorco, who claims being an affiliate of Espinosa.
However, the panel cited the obtrusive inconsistencies of Adorco’s testimonies and dominated that “the uncorroborated statements of Adorco, which are the only evidence against the respondents, have no probative value and are inadmissible in evidence against them.”
“Suffice it to say that the current status of the case against the respondents Peter Lim et al., does not mean that it is a final exoneration of their respective criminal liabilities,” Aguirre assured.
“Under our present procedure in the DOJ, there are possible avenues to review this case, either by a motion for reconsideration, or ultimately, by way of automatic review by my office,” he famous.