In an article from the National Police Commission (Napolcom), Police Senior Inspector Ereneo Ramirez, Police Officer 3(PO3) Alejandro Ubanan, SPO2 Jojo Lim, SPO1 Alaindelon Tacubao and PO2 Sangkula Hussein were charged with grave misconduct for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Enrique Fernandez III last October 26, 2016.
According to the chairman of the Police Regional Appellate Board of Napolcom-Northern Mindanao, Lawyer Robert Lou Elango, a pre-charge evaluation was done and found a probable cause to charge the accused policemen for grave misconduct.
The police officers were given 10 days to answer the charges against them before the commission sets the schedule for the preliminary hearing which may last for five months.
An eyewitness was also presented before the court at the hearing last June 13, face-to-face with the accused individuals.
On June 22, there will be an ocular inspection in the crime scene to check the position of the eye witness when the incident of kidnapping happened.
As of this writing, the accused are currently detained at the Barangay Lumbia city jail. If proved guilty, the police officers will be booted out from service.