NATIONAL Police chief General Guillermo T. Eleazar ordered the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) to initiate summary dismissal proceedings against a policeman charged with kidnapping in Manila.
A report reaching the office of Eleazar said that Patrolman Wilfredo R. Mindanao of the Police Security Protection Group and his alleged cohort, Romeo Aday, were arrested after allegedly kidnapping a man whom they claimed to have caught in possession of illegal drugs.
Aday, who is reportedly a driver, allegedly introduced himself as an agent of the National Bureau of Investigation to the victim on November 5 under the Trece De Agosto Bridge in Barangay 679 in Paco. Aday claimed that the victim was under arrest for possession of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.
The report said the suspects detained the victim in Mindanao’s residence in Paco, Manila, and demanded P50,000 from him in exchange for his liberty.
After receiving a complaint from a vendor who witnessed the alleged kidnapping, policemen from the Manila Police District’s Paz Police Community Precinct 5 located the suspects and found them illegally detaining the victim.
Responding police officers recovered one plastic sachet containing suspected shabu and three mobile phones.
Eleazar said that the Manila police is conducting a deeper probe into the incident.
“I commend the MPD for its quick action in arresting these suspects and the rescue of the victim,” he said.“Apart from the filing of criminal complaints of serious illegal detention and usurpation of authority in the Manila Prosecutor’s Office against the suspects, I have instructed the IAS to initiate summary dismissal proceedings against Mindanao,” Elezar added.