CEBU CITY — It apparently pays to have somebody from Malacañang to facilitate a give up.
While most Cebuanos had been sleeping, Cebu street rage suspect David Lim Jr. turned himself over to Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) at 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Lim is the nephew of alleged drug lord Peter Lim, stated Taliño.
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Instead of being detained on the stockade of Cebu City Police Office which investigated the shooting, Lim was dropped at the Regional Intelligence Division at Camp Sergio Osmeña, headquarters of PRO-7.
Lim was accompanied by his mom Bebong, two kin, and lawyer Orlando Salatandre Jr. when he went to the office of Taliño on the Camp Sergio Osmeña at about 2 a.m.
Taliño then texted Secretary Bong Go, particular assistant to the President, to report the give up. Go, who was accompanying President Duterte in his official visits to Asian nations, forwarded the textual content message to reporters in Davao City.
“Sir good am. Please be told that David Lim Jr., the street rage suspect, has surrendered to RD-PRO 7 at round 2 a.m., March 21. 2017 at PRO 7 accompanied by his mom Bebong, two kin, and lawyer Jun Salatandre. He is at present beneath my custody at RID pending the submitting of the case un court docket. FYI sir.,” the textual content message learn.
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Inquirer tried to succeed in Taliño however he didn’t reply.
But in an interview with ABS-CBN on Tuesday morning, Taliño admitted that Lim was staying in his office at PRO 7 whereas charges had been being readied in opposition to him. The official denied that the suspect was being given particular remedy.
On Monday night time, Taliño stated he was requested by Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, Philippine National Police chief, to coordinate with Go and organize the give up of Lim.
Go apparently suggested Lim’s mom to give up her son after he was recognized because the shooter in the street rage shooting that wounded a nurse on Sunday daybreak.
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“Sir Bong, the household determined to observe your advise to give up my son David Lim Jr. to the regional commander Chief Supt. Noli Taliño tomorrow (Tuesday)….Please assist us facilitate his give up and safety- Mrs Lim,” stated the textual content message of Bebong as forwarded by Go.
Lim’s give up was apparently saved secret. Even Senior Supt. Joel Doria, director of the Cebu City police director, was not knowledgeable about it.
Doria didn’t find out about it till Cebu Daily News known as him at about 6 a.m. Tuesday. “Nag-surrender na pala? Wala akong alam na nag-surrender na pala siya (He already surrendered? I didn’t know that he had already surrendered),” he stated.
The metropolis police director stated he was not completely stunned since Lim despatched give up feelers on Monday though no schedule was set.
Asked why he was not knowledgeable by Taliño concerning the give up, Doria replied: “Hindi natin alam (I don’t know).”
He stated that based mostly on the process, Lim needs to be detained on the CCPO stockade or the Mabolo Police Station which has jurisdiction over the place the place the street rage incident occurred.
He stated there was nothing a lot he may do if higher-ups needed Lim to stay on the RID office.
In an interview with Anthony Taberna of ABS-CBN Manila, Taliño stated the Lim household requested him to not put the suspect in an strange stockade whereas the charges had been being ready.
“Yan ang naging usapan namin. Wala din tayong detention facility dito. But he’s closely guarded by the police. (That’s the agreement we had with the family. Also, we don’t have a detention facility here at PRO-7. He’s nonetheless guarded closely by the police),” he stated.
He stated they’d flip over Lim to the correct jail authorities as soon as the case was filed in court docket.
“Takot kasi ang pamilya sa CCPO jail. Kaya punayag tayo na dito muna sa opisina. Wala namang special treatnent. Kapag may kaso na, then ilagay natin siya kung saang detention cell na nararapat. (His family is afraid yo out him at the CCPO stockade. So I agreed to temporarily put him here inside the RID office. There’s no special treatment. Once a case is filed, we will bring him to the right detentionvfacility),” he stated.
But Lim may not style detention behind bars.
His lawyer Salatandre stated they’d post bail as soon as the charges had been filed in court docket.
Lim would possibly face a pissed off murder charge, a bailable offense. He could possibly be launched on P200,000 bail. CBB