Senator Leila de Lima mentioned Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II should be penalized for prosecuting only 37 or lower than one p.c of the four,000 drug-related extrajudicial killings recorded by the Philippine National Police (PNP).
During the Senate listening to on the DOJ’s proposed P17.276 billion funds subsequent 12 months, it was revealed that the National Bureau of Investigation had only investigated 37 circumstances from July 2016 to May 2017.
De Lima mentioned this admission bolstered the prison charges she file dwith the Ombdusman in opposition to Aguirre for non-prosecution of drug-related EJKs.
“In that complaint, I mentioned that ‘there is reliable information coming from the DOJ that respondent (Aguirre) himself has issued an illegal directive to the NPS (National Prosecution Service) that no public prosecutor is allowed to file a case against any law enforcement official enforcing the administration’s ‘war on drugs’ including cases of possible summary executions of drug suspects during the PNP anti-drug operations,” mentioned de Lima.
“Malinaw pa sa sikat ng araw na walang seryoso at agarang imbestigasyong ginagawa sa mga kaso ng patayan sa sinasabing gyera kontra-droga. Walang gumugulong a prosesong pang legal nag magtitiyak ng pananagutan sa mga nagkasala at katarungan para sa mga biktima,” she mentioned.
She mentioned it was excessive time to create an unbiased and neutral fee to analyze the EJKs.