A businessman and his partner were arrested Friday when they allegedly tried to bribe police in exchange of freeing an arrested drug suspect in Quezon City.
The suspects were identified as Allan Brayn Panganiban, 31, a businessman residing in a condominium along, De Ocampo St., Malate, Manila and Ronalyn De Leon, 26, of Sunny Villas, Brgy. Greater Fairview, Quezon City.
Police said the two around 5:15 p.m. went to the Fairview Police Station (PS-5) Brgy. West Fairview and introduced themselves as relatives of Frederick Rejante alias “Fritz,” detained drug suspect.
Rejante, according to PS-5, was a known drug pusher who was nabbed around midnight the same day during their in a buy-bust operation at Ever Gotesco along Commonwealth Avenue.
During their visit, the duo reportedly persuaded police officers to release Rejante and offered them an amount of P50,000 cash in exchange for the suspect’s release. They even showed the money to the cops, who, however, opted to arrest them for bribery.
Police confiscated from Panganiban and De Leon the cash as they join Rejante inside the detention cell of the PS-5.
Charges are now being filed against them.
Meantime, 42-year-old Aurelio Visda Jr. died on-the-spot when he was gunned down by two motorcycle-riding suspects just outside his house along Dama de Noche St., Barangay Batasan Hills.
The suspects then sped off towards Ilang-ilang St. to an unknown location, he said.
Concerned neighbors called police who found in the crime scene at least seven spent bullets coming from a still unknown type of guns.
Crime scene investigators said Visda died to multiple gunshots wounds in the body. (Vanne Terrazola)