Police official yields, posts P40,000 bail-A A +A
Friday, May 9, 2014
SUPERINTENDENT Jefferson Descallar, deputy for administration of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), who has an arrest warrant voluntarily surrendered to Senior Superintendent Larry Decena, officer-in-charge of BCPO, Wednesday and posted his bail before the City Prosecutor’s Office in Cadiz Thursday afternoon.
Decena said Descallar has a warrant of arrest for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 issued by Judge Renato Muñez of Regional Trial Court Branch 60 of Cadiz City.
Around 5 p.m., Descallar posted a P40,000 bail at RTC Branch 60 for his provisional liberty.
Decena said personnel from Police Regional Office-6 informed him that Descallar, with Police Officers 2 Jovito Bagayo Jr. and Henry Aguilar of Cadiz City Police Station, has a pending arrest warrant.
After receiving the information, Decena encouraged Descallar to voluntarily surrender at the BCPO.
Decena said the case was filed against Descallar when he was the chief of police of Cadiz City on 2012.
The bungling of case was filed against him by the late Judge Marcelo del Pilar.
He explained that in 2012, they arrested one of drug lords in the said city and after they filed the case against the suspect, the judge dismissed the case.
After the dismissal of the case, Descallar said they filed a case against Del Pilar, however, the judge also filed a case against them for violation of Section 92 of R.A. 9165.
He said he was wondering why the arrest warrant was issued again against him claiming that in previous year, it was already served to him and he was even suspended for three months and placed in the custody by Negros Police Provincial Office.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 09, 2014.