NCRPO relieves 6 MPD cops for missing ransom money
MANILA, Philippines – The National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) over the weekend has relieved a station commander of the Manila Police District (MPD) and five of his men for failing to fully account the P16.3 million ransom paid for the released of a kidnapped Malaysian trader.
Ordered relieved by the NCRPO are Ermita Police Station commander, Supt. Felipe Cazon Jr., and his men, Sr. Insp. Perter Nervisa, SPO3 Ernesto Peralta, PO3’s Jefferson Brittanico and Mike Fabian and PO1 Rommel Ocampo.
NCRPO chief, Director Nicanor Bartolome ordered their relief after failing to present to full amount of the ransom money that relatives of Eric Shim Chin Tong paid for his safe release last week.
The relieved policemen presented only P4.2 million of the ransom money.
The NCRPO chief also formed the Special Investigation Task Group ‘Riviera’ to look into the circumstances the missing ransom money, determine lapses and establish administrative and criminal liabilities of the relieved MPD policemen.
The policemen from Ermita police station recovered the ransom money after raiding the Riviera Mansion Hotel in Ermita, Manila that were believed to have been used as hideout of the kidnappers of the Malaysian kidnap victim.
The Malaysian was abducted by armed men in Intramuros, last March 6, but was eventually released by his captors the following day after ransom was paid.
After his release, the Malaysian kidnap victim quickly reported his ordeal to the police that leads to the raid of the Riviera Mansion. Anthony Vargas