Sebastian asks for transfer to NBP maximum security compound
High-profile inmate and alleged government asset Jaybee Sebastian has requested that he be transferred from Building 14 back to the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officer-in-charge Rolando Asuncion on Monday said that Sebastian has sent him a letter-request.
Sebastian was wounded after he was stabbed at the back and chest during last week’s riot. According to Senator Leila De Lima, he was a government asset who provided vital information leading to a series of raids inside the prison.
Asuncion said the request was baffling.
“Maximum Prison is for four thousand but it now houses 16 thousand,” Asuncion said.
“We are studying if the transfer will be good for him,” he said adding that he is looking at an area inside the Maximum that is near Building 14 so it can still be covered by the signal jammer.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II earlier said Sebastian requested that he be transferred to Maximum Security Compound in exchange for his testimony.
He was transferred but Aguirre said Sebastian reneged on his promise.
The justice chief said it later turned out that he only wanted to get his millions of “collectibles.”
Meanwhile, Aguirre said the four inmates involved in last week’s stabbing incident will remain at Camp Crame until Monday or Tuesday.
The four are former police chief inspector Clarence Dongail, Edgar Cinco, Tomas Donina and Ruben Tiu to make them more accessible to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) which is investigating the said incident.
Dongail also sustained minor wounds but opted not to seek hospitalization.
PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group director Chief Supt. Roel Obusan earlier said they are now focusing on the assailants in connection with the stabbing incident at the NBP since they have already finished interviewing the victims and witnesses.
Investigators are looking at two versions of the incident based on the testimonies of the involved inmates. RAM/rga
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