NBI 7, PNP raid KAPA office in Compostela, seize documents

CEBU. Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation and Police Regional Office-Central Visayas recovered certificate of memberships and other documents during a legal search conducted at the KAPA Community Ministry International's office in Barangay Poblacion, Compostela on Monday noon, June 10. (SunStar photo/ Alan Tangcawan)

OPERATIVES of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Police Regional Office-Central Visayas (PRO 7) confiscated important documents from the office of KAPA Community Ministry International Inc. in Barangay Poblacion, Compostela town in Northern Cebu earlier today, June 10.

Operatives of the NBI 7 and the PRO 7's Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) conducted the raid after a search warrant was issued by Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 20 Judge Marivic Umali against KAPA for alleged violation of the Securities Regulation Code.

Named in the complaint are KAPA founder Pastor Joel Apolinario and Engr. Christopher Abad, the ministry's Cebu area manager.

Bienvenido Panican, NBI 7 Special Investigator IV, said they recovered membership certificates and application forms from the office.

The search was conducted just two days after armed men allegedly robbed and torched KAPA's three office buildings in Compostela.

Panican said they failed to recover other items mentioned in the search warrant as most of them were destroyed during last Saturday's fire.

Based on the search warrant, Umali ordered the applicants to seize certificate of membership forms, computers, cellular phones, laptops, printers and other paraphernalia containing the transactions, records of investments and those used or intended to be used in connection with their investments schemes; ledgers, journals and all other books of accounts and documents used in recording the transactions in connection with their business operations; vehicles, motorcycles and such other personal properties donated and/or purchased during their business operations or used and/or intended to be used by the board of directors, officers and its agents; cash collected from KAPA's clients; and printing machines, laminating machines, among others.

On Saturday, June 8, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the shutdown of KAPA and other investment scams.

In an interview with Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Apollo Quiboloy, Duterte said the activities of KAPA and other investment scams should be stopped as "they are too good to be true."


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