A POLICE officer assigned at the Parian Police Station in Cebu City was accused of allegedly intervening in a demolition conducted by the Capitol on a five-hectare Province-owned lot in Sitio Fatima, Barangay Apas last Monday.

P02 Bostardi Hedades also allegedly brought along with him his fellow beat patrol policemen from Parian during the incident.

A structure owned by Hedades was among those the Capitol intended to demolish in the area.

When the demolition team went back to the area to resume their work, they noticed parked vehicles under the structure owned by Hedades, said Capitol Security Chief Loi

Madrigal.

Because of this, he told the team to postpone the demolition to avoid damaging the vehicles.

Sun.Star Cebu called up Hedades at the Parian Police Station for his comment but was told that the latter was still out.

Madrigal, who heads the Capitol Squatting Prevention and Demolition Division, said that Hedades’ house occupied a portion of the provincial lot.

Court order

When the policeman built a “skeleton structure” to extend his dwellings, the Province decided to tear it down but the team was allegedly prevented by Hedades and his police companions.

He admitted, though, that Capitol still needs a court order to demolish the structure.

“He is already establishing position on the (Province-owned) lot and that is a violation, so we demolished it,” said Madrigal.

Madrigal said the policeman’s wife, Cheryl, also allegedly threatened the members of the demolition team by claiming that she is a sister of a female police official assigned at the Cebu City Police Office.

Madrigal said he already conferred with the Provincial Legal Office to study the possibility of filing a complaint against P02 Hedades.