Saturday, September 21, 2019

Ex-BJMP official, relative nabbed for bribery

A RETIRED official of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and a relative were arrested on Tuesday afternoon, April 3, for allegedly asking bribe from a BJMP applicant.

Former Jail Superintendent Priscillana Lee Gilboy, 49, and her sister-in-law Fatima Gilboy, 45, were arrested in an entrapment conducted by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Central Visayas inside a mall in Cebu City.

Chief Inspector Chuck Barandog of CIDG-Central Visayas said the suspects asked P20,000 from the applicant.

The amount, he said, is equivalent to the salary of a Jail Officer 1.

Priscillana retired from service on March 30, during which the first transaction happened inside a mall in uptown Cebu City.

The suspects will face complaints for robbery-extortion before the Cebu City Prosecutor's Office.

The applicant, who had taken the neuro-psychiatric exam, lodged a complaint after he realized that he cannot pass the exam if he cannot pay bribe to the suspects.

The entrapment happened on the second transaction.

Barandog said they are still conducting background check on the suspects.

BJMP-Central Visayas officials were informed of the arrest. (KAL/SunStar Cebu)

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