2 policemen under separate investigations

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Monday, May 26, 2014


HOMICIDE police of the Cebu City Police Office are investigating a policeman assigned in the Tabuelan Police Station.

His name came up after the mother of Albert Aninipok said her son had stolen the policeman’s motorcycle prior to his death.

Albert’s body was found inside a suitcase that was dumped in Barangay Babag 2, Cebu City last week.

Homicide Section Chief Elisandro Quijano said they won’t release the policeman’s name pending further investigation.

Albert’s mother Macaria said the policeman is their neighbor.

But the policeman told a homicide investigator that he and the Aninipoks are not neighbors. He also said his motorcycle was not stolen by Albert.

Quijano said despite his denials, they still have to investigate him.

He said they’re also looking into Albert’s involvement in illegal drugs as a motive for his death.

Admin case

Based on their investigation, the victim worked for a known local drug personality.

In another development, the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) will investigate PO1 Jeffrey Satera of the Bogo City Police Station who was accused of sexually assaulting a masseuse.

The 34-year-old policeman could face an administrative case for grave misconduct, which is punishable by dismissal.

Senior Insp. Ramil Morpos of Provincial Investigation and Detective Management Branch yesterday said they will go to Bogo City to get the complainant’s affidavit.

Satera will undergo a pre-charge evaluation to determine if there is enough basis to charge him.

Under the 2007 PNP Disciplinary Rules of Procedure, grave misconduct is punishable by one month to six months suspension, one rank demotion or dismissal from service.

The incident allegedly took place last May 18 inside Satera’s house in Barangay Polambato, Bogo City.

Danica (not her real name), 23, accused the policeman of hugging her and brushing up against her.

Before that, Satera allegedly asked Danica if she gave “extra service” and how much did she charge for it.

Awaiting legal advice

The masseuse, who used to work in a company that offers home spa, told the policeman that she did not do that.

While Danica was massaging Satera’s right palm, the policeman allegedly grabbed and hugged her.

He allegedly forced her to the floor where he allegedly got on top of her and humped her.

Danica told police she pushed the policeman away and ran out of the house, shouting for help. She went to see the barangay captain, who referred her to the police.

A complaint of acts of lasciviousness was filed against Satera on May 22 before the Bogo City Prosecutor’s Office.

Satera, in a phone interview with Sun.Star Cebu, said he can’t issue a statement yet, pending the decision of his legal counsel.

But when interviewed by Bogo City Police Station, he denied hugging and brushing up against Danica. He said he only accidentally touched the masseuse who probably misinterpreted his action.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 26, 2014.

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