TWO persons, including a man posing as a lawyer, were arrested in Barangay Banilad, Cebu City on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, after they allegedly used the name of City Administrator Floro Casas Jr. in conducting illegal transactions.
Marythel Nicolette Niere, 34, and Reihan Abusaman Hunti, 32, were caught in an entrapment by the Police Regional Office 7 operatives.
Before the arrest, Casas, a lawyer, had learned about the suspects’ illegal activities. He later reported them to the police.
Investigation showed that Niere misrepresented Casas in dealing with contractors who want to enter into projects by the Cebu City Government. Hunti allegedly posed as a lawyer, calling himself attorney Farhad Akmad, a legal officer of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella’s law office—E.C. Labella and Partners.
The suspects asked contractors for bribes that would be given to Casas, who denied he was involved in them.