De Lemos named officer-in-charge as NBI releases report on suspicious jail deaths

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JUSTICE Secretary Jesus Crispin C. Remulla has named Nationwide Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Deputy Director Medardo G. De Lemos as officer-in-charge of the company.  

Mr. Remulla had issued the division order on July 1, assigning Mr. De Lemos till July 31 or till a alternative has been appointed or designated. 

He’ll change former NBI OIC Eric B. Distor, who vacated the place after President R. Marcos, Jr. assumed workplace. 

“Atty. Medardo G. De Lemos, because the next-in-rank and most senior official, is hereby designated because the officer-in-charge of the Nationwide Bureau of Examine,” in line with the division order. 

Mr. De Lemos was beforehand designated as NBI OIC in 2013 by then Justice secretary Leila M. De Lima. His appointment got here after former NBI Chief Nonnatus R. Rojas resigned over alleged leaks within the company linked to the pork barrel rip-off. The newly appointed NBI OIC was recommended in 2009 for apprehending the infamous Alvin Flores theft group throughout his tenure because the NBI’s regional director of Central Visayas. 

In the meantime, the NBI in a separate assertion mentioned Metro Manila police stories of the alleged suspicious deaths of eight high-profile inmates on the nationwide penitentiary contradicted witness testimonies and data of the deaths.

Final Friday, the company filed homicide expenses in opposition to 22 cops for his or her alleged involvement within the suspicious deaths of the inmates on the New Bilibid Jail in Muntinlupa Metropolis in 2020. 

The eight inmates had been transferred to a separate constructing inside the jail’s compound for isolation after cops claimed they exhibited signs of the coronavirus.

NBI famous that witnesses had not noticed something uncommon concerning the prisoners within the isolation areas regardless of the cops claiming they had been on full alert in an “emergency scenario” on the time. 

NBI added that the cops may have used cremation, the usual working process for COVID-related deaths, to hide the murders. John Victor D. Ordoñez

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