(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered the Internal Affairs Office to initiate summary proceedings against a policeman charged with kidnapping in Manila.
Eleazar ordered the filing of administrative charges against Patrolman Wilfredo Mindanao of the Police Security Protection Group after he was implicated in the kidnapping of a man he and another alleged cohort claimed had been caught in possession of illegal drugs.
The PNP said the cohort, Romeo Aday, is also facing charges after he introduced himself as an agent of the National Bureau of Investigation to the victim under the Trece De Agosto Bridge in Barangay 679 in Paco to “arrest” the victim.
The victim was then taken Mindanao’s house, where he was held while the two suspects, the PNP said, demanded P50,000 for his release.
According to the PNP, the police, who received information about the abduction from a concerned citizen, caught Aday and Mindanao in the act of detaining the victim.
Responding police officers recovered one sachet containing suspected shabu and three cellular phones.
“I commend the MPD for its quick action in arresting these suspects and the rescue of the victim,” Eleazar said.
“We cannot allow these few rogues in the service to destroy the public’s confidence on the PNP now that we have made strides in regaining our kababayan’s trust. I am warning those policemen who will continue to undermine our mandate and erode the institution, you will be caught and made to face the consequences of your wrongful actions,” he added.