ASKING the Department of Justice (DOJ) to stop lying, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said he will not take the accusations sitting down after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II implicated the senator in the alleged stabbing of high-profile convicted kidnapper Jaybee Sebastian.
Earlier, Aguirre had pointed at Trillanes allegedly as one of those behind the attempt to kill Sebastian allegedly to prevent him from testifying on the alleged drug links of Senator Leila de Lima to the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) narcotics scandal.
Trillanes vowed to conduct a probe insisting that the truth must come out on who were the personalities behind this move against Sebastian.
“I can smell something fishy,” Trillanes said as he denied the alleged plot to silence Sebastian and to prevent the latter to appear in the inquiry in the House of Representatives where De Lima was accused of being involved in the illegal drug trade in the NBP.
“I denied the allegation tagging me as one of those involved in the stabbing incident of Jaybee Sebastian. Why will I do that in the first place. It is totally absurd,” Trillanes said.
Both Trillanes and De Lima earlier filed a resolution seeking a probe into the alleged riot that erupted inside the Bilibid prison.
The resolution asking for an investigation directs the proper Senate committee to conduct an inquiry on the apparent mismanagement and incompetence of the NBP by the Bureau of Corrections and the
Philippine National Police leading to a supposed brawl.
De Lima for her part described Aguirre as a "liar" whose purpose is only to please and protect the Chief Executive.
Earlier, Aguirre admitted that he has no evidence to back up the allegations against Trillanes and De Lima.
Sebastian was among those stabbed during a supposed riot inside the NBP last September 28 in an incident that resulted in the death of convicted crime lord Tony Co and two other inmates wounded. (Sunnex)