Jun 26, 2017 @ 17:39

Fearing he may by no means return residence, the Office of the Ombudsman continues to be a hurdle to the international travels of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo.

The prosecution has a filed a movement earlier than the Sandiganbayan seventh Division to oppose the upcoming trip of Arroyo to Europe.

“It is imperative that he remains in this country to ensure that whenever his presence in court will be required, he can immediately present himself,” mentioned the prosecution.

It added Arroyo didn’t even cite in his movement to journey the urgency of his trip. “In fact, his motion is utterly devoid of any reason why he wants to travel to these countries,” it defined.

Arroyo has sought permission from the Sandiganbayan seventh Division to let him journey to the United Kingdom, Portugal and Ireland from July 11 to August 1.

Arroyo is going through earlier than the courtroom a graft case involving the alleged anomalous procurement of overpriced second-hand helicopters which had been offered as model new to the Philippine National Police (PNP) in 2009 for P34.6 million.

Source: politics.com.ph