THE Zamboanga City Police Office's (ZCPO) Station 5 has been ordered to file criminal charges against a wayward policeman and his three cohorts involved in the April 28 robbery hold-up incident in Zamboanga City.

Police Colonel Alexander Lorenzo, ZCPO director, said Thursday, May 5, that he will not tolerate scalawags under his jurisdiction to malign the integrity of the ZCPO in particular, and the police force in general.

Lorenzo also vowed to probe the senior police officer who allegedly tried to cover up the incident involving the policeman.

"I assure the public that there will be not whitewash in the investigation," Lorenzo said.

On April 28, four complainants, namely, May Ann Ahaja, 23; Narisa Ibrahim; Marbin Majindi, 24; and Alsimar Kalayakan, filed a complaint at the ZCPO's Station 4 in Barangay Divisoria that they were held up and robbed along the by-pass road in Lumbangan village, Zamboanga City.

The ZCPO's Station 4, after a thorough investigation, identified the policeman involved in the incident as Police Corporal Rojim Tejero, who was assigned at the ZCPO's Station 1 in Vitali village.

Tejero's cohorts were identified as Abdul Khaliq Ladja Daranda, a certain Sadam and one unidentified male companion.

Tejero surrendered on Sunday, May 1, at the ZCPO's Station 4, while his three cohorts remained at large.

Lorenzo warned the other ZCPO personnel to be the role model of integrity.

"You took you oath to serve and protect the public and that you must do and comply," Lorenzo said. (SunStar Zamboanga)