Ombudsman probes De Lima
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered a fact-finding investigation into the alleged involvement of Senator Leila de Lima in the illegal drugs trade.
“There have been some leads. We’re giving it due course by conducting fact-finding,” she disclosed to reporters on Friday night, at the sidelines of the University of the Philippine College of Law alumni homecoming.
The antigraft body took cognizance of the October complaint by Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido, head of Albuera, Leyte, police, who accused De Lima of receiving payoffs from confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa.
Morales said last month that she was not inclined to initiate a moth proprio investigation on the agency’s own impulse, citing the lack of firm leads against De Lima even as the House of Representatives held successive hearings to allow inmates and disgruntled employees to hurl accusations against her. TVJ
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