President Rodrigo Duterte was reportedly fumed and upset over the choice of the Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecution panel to dismiss the case towards alleged drug lords Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque narrated how Duterte warned Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre III for the results of the case towards Espinosa who already confessed that he operated drug companies in Visayas.
Duterte was quoted saying throughout the joint command convention of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines that he would place Aguirre contained in the jail of Espinosa and Lim in the event that they’re going to realize their freedom.
“[Kapag] nakawala yan si Lim at Espinosa, siya ang ipapalit ko. I can review that dismissal order. Nag-amin na nga sa Congress! Why not admit it as evidence against him?” Roque quoted Duterte as saying.
“I will invoke my power of supervision and control and will review dismissal,” the President mentioned, in keeping with Roque.
Duterte additionally determined that Philippine National Police would attraction the DOJ’s determination to clear the names of the alleged drug lords.
Roque mentioned that the Department of Justice already fashioned a brand new investigation panel to assessment circumstances towards Espinosa and Lim.
Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa was accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of being huge time drug lords who operated in Visayas.
Until now, Lim denied the accusations towards him by the President, whereas Espinosa admitted throughout a senate listening to that he operated a number of unlawful drug companies and paying politicians in alternate of safety.
According to the decision of the DOJ, there’s lack of proof that might show the accusations towards Espinosa and Lim.
“Our law enforcement agencies shall gather more concrete and competent evidence proving that respondents and other individuals are indeed involved in illegal drug activities,” the DOJ decision learn.
Meanwhile, Aguirre mentioned that the choice of the DOJ was a slight bump on the warfare towards unlawful medication.
“The dismissal is a slight bump on the war against drugs, it is likewise a wake up to all concerned that our efforts, from apprehension to resolution to conviction must be concerted and thorough,” Aguirre mentioned in a press release.
Former Aluera City Chief of Police C/Insp. Jovie Espenido additionally expressed his disappointment over the choice of the DOJ.
However, Espenido mentioned that he additionally noticed a very good factor on the dismissal of Espinosa.
“Mabuti pa nga ma acquit na siya para sa labas ko na lang sya abangan.” Espenido mentioned.
The determination was made on December 20, 2017 nonetheless, it was solely revealed in public yesterday.
Aside from Lim and Espinosa, 20 others had been additionally cleared by the DOJ prosecution panel.
Aguirre shouldn’t be but giving any touch upon the warning of President Duterte towards him.