Leila de Lima Hostage-taking: PNP Custodial Unit Chief ‘Fired’ After Incident

PNP Custodial Unit Chief ‘Fired’ After Leila de Lima Hostage-taking Incident

LEILA DE LIMA HOSTAGE-TAKING – The chief of the Philippine National Police’s custodial unit has been ‘fired’ after former Senator Leila De Lima was briefly taken hostage.

Following a previous article, an inmate at the Philippine National Police (PNP) custodial center in Camp Crame, where former Senator Leila de Lima is being detained, was temporarily held hostage on Sunday, October 9.

Her captor and two other prisoners were killed, but she remained unharmed. According to the police, Feliciano Sulayao Jr., an inmate, held de Lima at knifepoint in her cell after making a failed effort to escape. The incident happened around 6:30 a.m.

Photo Source: @Benhur Abalos FB

The cops shot and killed Feliciano Sulayao Jr., together with two other prisoners Arnel Cabintoy and Idang Susukan. As they sought to escape the center, Sulayao and two other prisoners attacked a police officer. Following then, authorities said that all three were killed.

In a tweet, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that he would go to the detention facility to see how de Lima was doing.

In a separate statement, the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) assured the public that both De Lima and a wounded cop would receive all required medical and psychological care.

READ ALSO: Leila De Lima Declines Marcos Offer to Move Her to Safer Jail

Photo Source: @Benhur Abalos FB

In a press briefing, PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said the chief of the Philippine National Police’s custodial division has been fired. Leila De Lima is thought to have not been a target and was instead taken hostage during a failed escape attempt.

“Initially, of course, ‘yung immediate commander doon… So tinanggal po muna natin siya. That’s automatic for administrative investigation to determine ‘yung culpability of the commander,” said Azurin.

“Si Lt. Col. Patrick Ramillano. Siya ‘yung chief ng [Headquarters Support Service] custodial facility,” he added.

What can you say about this article? Leave your comments and reactions below.

READ ALSO: Leila De Lima Denounces Fake News About Supposed Death & Sue YouTuber Who Spread It

Please like and follow/subscribe:
Philnews YouTube Channel
Philnews.ph FB Page
Viral Facts

Leave a Comment