PNP files criminal charges against its former chief

As seen on the November 2019 issue of The Philippine Sentinel

A criminal complaint against former PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde has been filed by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG.

Albayalde was the Pampanga Provincial Police Director when the controversial drug raid involving “ninja cops” took place.

The amended complaint has added a case for violation of the Anti- Graft Law, perjury and violation of section 92 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act for Delay and Bungling in the Prosecution of Drug Cases.

“Ninja cop” is the term used when referring to a police officer who resells prohibited drugs that have been seized from drug pushers.

The indictment followed the conclusion of an investigation conducted by the powerful Senate Blue Ribbon Committee headed by Senator Richard Gordon who admitted that he was indeed afraid for his life. In a statement made in a private viber group, the senator added that he was not interested in wearing a bullet proof vest because it is expensive and is uncomfortable. A bullet proof vest did not protect a former police chief in Cavite City as his enemies shot him in the head. Ω