National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Guillermo Eleazar burst in anger after he confronted a cop who got nabbed for committing extortion on March 5, 2019.
Regional Special Operation Unit of NCRPO captured Police Corporal Marlo Quibete after he accepted 20,000 pesos marked money in front of a fast-food restaurant at Barangay, Santolan Pasig City.
Quibete is part of the District Drug Enforcement Unit (DDEU) of the Eastern Police District (EPD).
According to the story of the victim, Quibete and other members of the DDEU asked them money in exchange for the freedom of their relative Aries Ochoada who got detained for allegedly selling shabu.
However, they started to notice that they’re only being extorted by Quibete after the suspect asked for more money and even private properties to them, including a motorcycle.
“Hiningan kami ng P200,000. Sabi ko, ‘di ko kaya. Sabi P100,000 na lang, hindi pa rin kaya. Kung ano na lang meron kami. May pinapirmahan pang deed of sale nung motor naming na kunwari binenta ko sa kanila,” Ochoada’s live-in-partner told the reporters.
Eleazar couldn’t hide his anger and pulled the hair of the suspect, and asking the latter why he does that.
“Hindi ka ba natatakot ha, anong iniisip mo at bakit mo nagawa ‘yon, lagi ko nalang sinasabi sa inyo, hindi niyo ba nakikita yung mga hinuhuling ibang pulis?” Eleazar asked the suspect.
“Wala ka bang kinakatakutan?”
Eleazar became more intense after reading the text messages between the suspect and the victim.
“Anong klaseng pulis ka?” he said.
The NCRPO personally pushed Quibete inside his detention cell after the confrontation.
Aside from Quibete, all members of EPD-DDEU has been removed from service including their Chief.
“Hindi tayo titigil, hindi tayo magsasawa, hanapin itong mga lima na ito,” Eleazar said.