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Cops who killed Kerwin’s father were their protectors?

  • Written by Marlon Purificacion
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ALLEGED drug lord Kerwin Espinosa named the three Criminal Investigation and Detection Group officers involved in the supposed shootout that claimed the life of his father as among those the regular recipients of drug money from him.

Kerwin also claimed that the signature of his slain father, Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., was forged in the affidavit linking several personalities in illegal drugs.

This was according to Senator Panfilo Lacson who read the draft affidavit of Kerwin that was submitted to the Senate Committee on Public Order.

“Si Kerwin sinasabi n’ya na hindi totoo ang affidavit ng kanyang father so parang binalewala n’ya ‘yun, ang sinasabi n’ya ito talaga na totoo,” Lacson said.

“He even denied the signature of the mayor. Sabi n’ya hindi ‘yun ang pirma ng tatay n’ya,” the senator added.
   
At the same time, Lacson said that the motive in the death of the elder Espinosa became clearer after reading the affidavit of Kerwin, which included police officials linked to illegal drugs.
   
“Mostly mga police officials. Offhand, ang nakita ko sa affidavit kaya sinabi ko medyo lumiliwanag ang motibo, nakita ko na nasa payola niya mga opisyal na nasangkot sa pagkamatay ng ama niya,” Lacson said.
   
“Tutal, identified naman sino talaga pumatay sa tatay niya pero he mentioned (Superintendent Marvin) Marcos, (Chief Inspector Leo) Laraga, and (Supt. Noel) Matira in his affidavit na siyang kumukuha ng regular na payola from him. It’s up to him to explain further or magbigay ng detalye bukas sa pagdinig. Pero yan ang initial na nakita ko na kaya sinabi kong posibleng lumiwanag ang motibo kung bakit napatay si Mayor Espinosa,” the senator added.